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Dutch State Secretary: increase the impact of science

06 March 2017

Recently, the Dutch government initiated or made public new 2017 initiatives to support entrepreneurship, Public Private Partnership and knowledge valorization. Science should be at the heart of society’, stresses Sander Dekker, Dutch State Secretary of Science, in a letter-of-intent to the Dutch parliament, end of January. Sander Dekker’s intention focuses on:

Sander Dekker
Sander Dekker
  • increasing the research impact on social and economic issues;
  • strengthening public-private partnerships;
  • strengthening the Academic Knowledge Transfer Offices;
  • tackling the bottlenecks preventing new academic start-ups initiatives;
  • improving knowledge valorisation monitoring.

Dekker’s letter-of-intent responds to the letter of the Dutch Valorisation Advisory Committee earlier this year in which the Committee expresses concern on the present academic impact strategy.

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