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Centrum voor Veiligheid en Digitalisering

For a safe digital society

Our society is digitising at a rapid pace. Wonderful innovations are produced, but they may also pose major risks. Solving digitalisation and security challenges in today's society is therefore a priority. To address these questions, knowledge institutions, companies, and government work together at the Centrum voor Veiligheid en Digitalisering (CVD).

What does the CVD do?

In this knowledge centre, there is a strong focus on professional development for digital safety & security, backed up by an accompanying separate research program as well as relevant educational programs (and new ones under development) at the participating knowledge institutes. There is strong involvement from companies (big and small) as well as various governmental organizations such as municipalities. In general, CVD is organized to facilitate co-development of a range of activities around digital safety & security.

The Centrum voor Veiligheid en Digitalisering tackles the big questions around digitalisation and security head-on. This is done along four paths: education, research, entrepreneurship and public activities. Each of the four has its own offer and approach. Within the centre, the parties collaborate and develop the activities in coherence. This forms a thriving knowledge environment for digital security.


The CVD is an initiative of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Police Academy, the University of Twente and the Municipality of Apeldoorn. Since July 2022, ROC Aventus and NIPV have also been official partners in the CVD. There is also close cooperation with the Training and Knowledge Centre of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Royal Netherlands Army, Apeldoorn IT, Centraal Beheer Achmea, Belastingdienst, Kadaster and Saab Netherlands.


The home base for the CVD is located in Apeldoorn. At this location, multifunctional teaching spaces, flexible work and meeting places are available for employees of partners to use. The University of Twente is one of the founders of the CVD. Be welcome and feel free to visit! Read more about working, teaching and meeting at this location here.

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