Throughout the year NWO organises events especially for science professionals. But we also organise events that open the world of science to the general public. Most events are in Dutch. For more information, please use the language button at te top of the screen to visit the Dutch website.



The Dutch Research Council NWO, the Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER) and Shell are joining forces to initiate an annual Applied Computational Science (ACOS) symposium. The symposium takes place on 28 October 2020 at DIFFER, Eindhoven.

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Bessensap: Science meet press


Bessensap is the anual event where 'science meets press'. Researchers, journalists, press officers meet to exchange knowledge on the latest developments in science and communication and network with colleagues.

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CHaINS chemistry for the future


CHAINS is the event where chemists (PhD students and postdocs to professors and R&D scientists) in science and industry come together.

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DutchBiophysics 2020


DutchBiophysics, the annual conference on molecular and cellular biophysics takes place on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 October 2020.

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ICT.OPEN2016 (credits: Thijs ter Hart)


The ninth edition of ICT.OPEN, the Conference for ICT-Research in the Netherlands is on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March 2020 in Groningen. Register now!

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Insight Out

Insight Out 2018, the network event for women in science, has taken place on 27 September 2018. Get ready for inspiring lectures, workshops and networking activities.

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Life is an unique, national congress covering the Dutch Life Sciences in the widest sense of the word, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life stands for high quality science, inspiration, discussion, exploration, connection, networking and knowledge utilisation.

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NAC Netherlands Earth Sciences Conference

The NAC Dutch Earth Science Congress is a two-day congress for all disciplines within the earth sciences. The 16th edition of the NAC will take place on 12 and 13 March 2020 in the Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht.

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Pump your Career

Talent day for female scientists, with workshops, meetings with role models, information about applying for grants and, of course, network opportunities.

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Poster Physics@Veldhoven


Physics@Veldhoven is a large congress that provides a topical overview of physics in the Netherlands. Physics@Veldhoven 2021 will take place on 19 and 21 January 2021.

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Physics with Industry

From 18 to 22 November 2019 NWO and the Lorentz Center organized the ninth edition of the Physics with Industry (PwI) workshop, in which PhD students and postgraduate researchers spend a week working intensively on challenging physics cases put forward by the business community and social organisations.

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Science with Industry

To encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange between the academic world and industry, NWO and the Lorentz Center jointly organize three annual workshops: ICT with Industry, Life Sciences with Industry and Physics with Industry. In the stimulating setting of the Lorentz Center in Leiden, young scientists work closely with industrial researchers to find, within a week, innovative solutions to scientifically challenging and commercially important R&D cases.

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Smart Culture Conference

Smart Culture Conference 2017

With the conference 'Exploring Integrated Arts&Culture Researchers' we aim to inspire and connect researchers and professionals who work on the crossroads of arts, culture and science.

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Synergy Conference 2020

Synergy Conference

4 February 2021 researchers, directors, policy makers and professionals from societal organisations involved in SSH research will meet during the leading event for the social sciences and humanities in the Netherlands. NWO-SSH aims with this conference to establish good connections between the different disciplines and researchers within the SSH domain and between science and society. Such connections will strengthen the position of the Social Sciences and Humanities within the Netherlands and beyond.

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TEKNOWLOGY the NWO Innovation Festival

TEKNOWLOGY is the Dutch festival where technology, science, innovation and valorisation meet. The NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) shows the visitor the technical innovations of the future and how Dutch science is prepared for it. The next TEKNOWLOGY is 17 November 2020.

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