Knowledge and innovation are indispensable
Knowledge and innovation are indispensable for a prosperous Netherlands. The government is investing more in research and innovation. The themed research programmes KIC and DRA are being assigned key roles. KIC and DRA are designed to reinforce the Netherlands’ sustainable growth capacity.
These are multi-year, dynamic research programmes with room for new developments; they have sufficient scope to achieve social and/or economic impact and bring together public and private parties in networks.
Moreover, they both focus on knowledge utilisation and interdisciplinary research – compulsory cooperation between scientists working in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. This safeguards social innovation.