The Development Club is one of the clusters of the Federation of Technology Branches, FHI, within the branch Industrial Electronics. It is a network of approx. 45 technology companies working on product development in the field of electronics, mechatronics, embedded software and industrial design. The Development Club is the source of the idea to setup a co-operation where scientific research will be carried out, by and for the member companies. This eventually lead to the foundation in 2004 of Coöperatie DevLab, Development Laboratories, with 12 SME companies as the members. In close co-operation with universities, with a network of professors and lectors, research projects are carried out by graduating students, phd students, and employees of the member SMEs. With this concept DevLab is also partner in larger consortia, together with industry, universities and other research institutes.