To the ICS-department, progress and collaboration go hand in hand. We therefore put extra effort in both creating and being open to research opportunities with partners. We are always open to meet and investigate possibilities from a specific (scientific) question, or to evaluate new ideas and opportunities for collaboration.
It comes without saying that to us, the scientific content and challenges are leading when considering our involvement in collaborations. Our goal, however, is always to produce fruitful (though critically and thoroughly examined) results for all partners.