Innovation in the Netherlands
Innovation in the Netherlands is the cornerstone for our economy and society. Looking to the future, we want to reinforce economic prosperity and welfare for the benefit of future generations. This is why we are constantly working to strengthen the Netherlands’ powers of innovation and promote our knowledge economy.
This ambition of the Netherlands coincide with the Innovation Programs as outlined by the Netherlands Department of Economic Affairs and the industrial sectors themselves. The programs are organized in public-private consortia of industry, academia, research institutes, and government and exist in varying stages of development: