Whether it concerns our progress towards a hydrogen economy, pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence or making headway in health care, all of the examples in this magazine have one thing in common: Each and every one of them shows that fundamental and applied research makes society in the Netherlands – and far beyond – better and more sustainable.
We have every reason to be proud of the high quality of our scientific research
As a funder of top-level research, NWO encourages cooperation and establishes links. Not only within the scientific community, between researchers from different knowledge institutions and disciplines. But also with businesses and society, such as the Dutch Research Agenda, which launched its first programmes this year.
We have every reason to be proud of the high quality of our scientific research – and our excellent researchers. It is partly thanks to them that for years now knowledge has been one of our most important export products. And it is partly thanks to them that on behalf of the Dutch scientific community we can present ground-breaking results year after year.
Stan Gielen, President NWO