NWO at Hannover Messe 2016

NWO at Hannover Messe 2016

Inspired by science, driven by society and resulting in innovative technologies

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is the national research council in the Netherlands. NWO runs eight research institutes and one advanced research center, all of which are centers of expertise in specific scientific fields. The NWO divisions jointly promote strong ties between those working in the world of science and between science, society and industry.

We welcome you to discover the solutions of our research institutes and scientists, and of our collaborators NOVA Netherlands Research School for Astronomy, the Reactor Institute Delft (Delft University of Technology) and BigScienceforbusiness.

Logos participants in Holland High Tech House at Hannover Messe 2016


Our crosscutting themes at the Hannover Messe at a glance:

Science for climate & energy

Mitigating climate change and ensuring safe, reliable and affordable energy is the global challenge of the coming century. The NWO institutes SRON and DIFFER, as well as their partners, present state-of-the-art sustainable energy technologies and systems to monitor and anticipate climate change. These collaborative efforts accelerate our ability to find solutions for energy challenges.

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Big Science

Big Science

Membership in Big Science infrastructures like CERN, SKA and the ESA satellite missions does more than only allow Dutch scientists to contribute to major scientific breakthroughs. The scientific knowledge also leads to commercially viable solutions. ASTRON, Nikhef and SRON, and their industrial partners from Holland High Tech – Advanced Instrumentation, have seized opportunities and demonstrated impressive results in the field of Big Science, enabling research into innovation.

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Advanced instrumentation

The digitalisation of our world and the interaction of devices demand new technologies and business models. NWO's institutes create enabling technologies that will push scientific frontiers forward and drive public–private partnerships. ARCNL's work in fundamental physics serves as an excellent example as it makes key advances in nanolithography technology.

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