As the DSP Valley network grows and matures, it is extending its scope from underlying enabling technologies to specific application domains and markets. This is a way of bringing new players into the network to the mutual benefit of members and non-members. To facilitate this extension into application domains, DSP Valley has created Special Interest Groups (SIGs), whose goals can be summarized as follows: 

In order to achieve these goals, the SIGs will undertake the following activities:
In 2011, DSP Valley successfully launched the first SIG around Medical Devices in the Smart Health application domain; at the occasion of its renewed strategy (officially launched on January 29, 2013), this SIG was renamed to SIG Smart Health. Further SIGs are in development (Smart Vision, Smart Home,..), depending on the needs of the members and the further evolution of the high-tech markets in general and the DSP Valley network itself in particular.