80 million for cooperation companies and knowledge institutes

The Dutch government has the opinion that knowledge and science of universities and graduate schools do not get enough attention. Public science remains unused and hardly finds its way to economically and socially available products and services. The coming three years the government is going to invest 80 million euro in order to improve the cooperation between companies and knowledge institutes. In this view, minister Van der Hoeven (Economical Affairs), also on behalf of minister Verburg (Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) and state secretary Van Bijsterveldt (Education, Culture and Science), launched a Valorization Program. According to the government, a better valorization infrastructure is required in order to increase the innovation strength of the Netherlands and to catch up with the USA and the rest of Europe.

Source: AgentschapNL (in Dutch)