About the Center of Digital Excellence
The public private partnership Center of Digital Excellence is an initiative of the foundation Groningen internet eXchange (GN-IX*). We initiate and engage in activities for entrepreneurs and progressive cities, focussing on themes surrounding internet of things and new data solutions. The goal of CoDE is threefold:
- Encourage and support ambitious entrepreneurs
- Initiate and develop solutions for today’s urban challenges
- Further strengthen Groningen’s (inter)national image as the innovative and entrepreneurial city it is.
The parties united in CoDE share a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. By joining forces in CoDE we are able to engage in new opportunities that would otherwise be too complex. We also acknowledge the necessity of having to do so in today’s “adapt or die” environment. In fact, we embrace it.
*GN-IX was set up by the municipality of Groningen, NOM and the Groningen University in 2002 in order attract more ICT and Internet related activities to the city. They established this by creating a state of the art internet exchange hub, which still is becoming more and more important in today’s internet-dependent society.