The Silicon Field Regional IT Cluster was found in 2008 by 21 members (2 higher education institutions and 19 enterprises). Actually the number of members is 31. Deployment near the university, with the help of knowledge base the IT enterprises want to attain the critical mass which makes the region an important factor of IT market. Due to the impact of development - according to the plans - Debrecen can become the country's second pole of ICT.
In the last period, the Silicon Field Cluster has been successfully applied for EU funds. As a result, a higher cooperation between the members can take place. Throughout the grant opportunities, the joint production and service activities may be based whereby joint research, development, manufacture, sales of marketable ICT products can begin in Debrecen and in the region as well. The goal is the creation of Silicon Field around the university and the region.