This TWIN publication reveals that direct government spending on research and development (R&D) is increasing, but trailing behind forecast economic growth. As a result, the Netherlands is lagging further behind its target of spending 2.5 per cent of its gross domestic product on R&D.
It also shows that, for the first time since 2010, programme funding at applied research organisations (‘TO2 institutes’) is increasing, as is other policy research expenditure.
Finally, this report makes clear that Dutch researchers are benefiting from the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. EU funding for R&D and innovation is likely to increase further under the new framework programme.