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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: April 19, 2017 - 6:07am

The attached document is an evaluation of the MIT scheme drafted by Technopolis. The scheme aims to promote innovation in SMEs, and enable them to be better aligned with the Top Sectors’ innovation agendas. It includes several subsidy instruments to support different stages of the innovation process and connect SMEs to the Top Sectors. The evaluation found an overall positive impact of the scheme on innovation capacity and provides recommendations. The report is drafted in Dutch but an English summary is included (pp.7-12).

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: April 19, 2017 - 6:23am

A substantial part of applied research in the Netherlands is performed by six applied research organisations (TO2). These organisations coordinate their activities and align their research to provide added value in the area of applied knowledge. In 2016, the Ministry of Economic Affairs commissioned an evaluation of the separate TO2 institutes over the 2012-2015 period as well as an evaluation of how the TO2 organisations as a whole are performing. This report summarises the TO2 overarching conclusions and provides recommendations.

Updated date: April 19, 2017 - 6:00am

This publication provides a factual overview of ‘public knowledge organisations’ (PKOs), a group of knowledge-based organisations that combine subject-specific research with the provision of knowledge-intensive services. Until now, there was no framework for describing and understanding the role and position of these organisations. This report published as part of the Rathenau Institute’s Facts & Figures series aims to fill this gap and draw attention to the vital role of PKOs in the Dutch knowledge infrastructure.

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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