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Welcome to the official IPP Community for the Netherlands. In this page you will find a public document repository and the latest events and news on the country's science, technology and innovation policies.

NDL Public Documents

Updated date: December 15, 2015 - 5:48am

Attached to this news item is a background study done by an independent consultancy firm. Unfortunately, it is available only in Dutch. However, the second document is in English and gives the cabinet’s reaction to the background study, reiterating the findings in the background study, adding some explanation of our own and stating what the government will do with the recommendations

Updated date: December 15, 2015 - 5:23am

The European and Dutch economies are showing signs of recovery. At the same time, the economic tide remains fraught with uncertainties and the consequences of the crisis are still felt. The geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East pose a risk for global trade and, hence, also for the Dutch economy. Fortunately, the Netherlands has solid foundations and is well positioned for growth.

Universities and Public Research

Updated date: December 15, 2015 - 5:25am

Science makes a significant contribution to our welfare and prosperity. Insights and discoveries of the past, such as the light bulb and penicillin, brought about major improvements to our lives. More recently, advances such as the internet and biofuels have done likewise, providing new insights and revealing new applications. Discoveries in less tangible form also enrich our lives: knowledge about the universe, the functioning of society, and new information about our past, for example.

Updated date: December 15, 2015 - 5:25am

A substantial part of the applied research in the Netherlands is conducted in six institutes: the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); the Agricultural Research Service (DLO); the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR); the Energy Centre of the Netherlands (ECN); Deltares, which specialises in applied research in water, subsurface and infrastructure; and the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN).

Updated date: April 18, 2016 - 12:51pm

The Enterprise Policy Monitor 2015 is an annual publication by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and provides a detailed overview of the current progress of the enterprise policy. The Monitor is an annex to the Report on Enterprise Policy 2015; "Working Together on Innovation", which outlines the main policy developments. The Monitor sets out the most important facts and figures.

Updated date: December 15, 2015 - 5:25am

The Enterprise Policy Monitor 2014 is the latest edition of an annual publication of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ) and provides a detailed overview of the current progress of the enterprise policy. The 2014 monitor is an annex to the Progress Report on Enterprise Policy 2014, which outlines the main policy developments in the past year. The Monitor’s focus is not on policy, but on the most important facts and figures.

Updated date: February 23, 2016 - 9:57am

The rise of digital platforms is an unstoppable trend and a source of innovation in the economy and society. Digital platforms are increasingly playing an important role in bringing supply and demand together. This creates opportunities for both businesses and citizens. It is easier, for example, for a business to offer products to millions of potential customers via a digital platform such as Marktplaats or Bol.com. Digital platforms also create new markets and they change the dynamics in existing markets.

Updated date: December 15, 2015 - 5:26am

TNO, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, VNO-NCW and the Chambers of Commerce and FME have taken the initiative to make a report on the meaning of Smart Industry for companies, knowledge institutions, and government in the Netherlands.

The Dutch ambition is to join the frontrunners and gain a strong position within that group. The Dutch industry has every chance to succeed in this challenge and further action to support this will be aligned with top sector policy. The Dutch business community – large and small – holds all the keys to engage with this promising development and to join forces with the frontrunners. The Netherlands has a strong tradition of collaboration in networks and clusters. Add to this world class ICT infrastructure and 93% internet penetration in households and it becomes evident that the Netherlands are poised to play a leading role in Smart Industry.

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