Strategic partnerships in research
Companies and public knowledge institutions have always collaborated, in many forms and to many ends. The advent of strategic partnerships between companies and knowledge institutions is a new development, however.
Research and Innovation Observatory
The ‘Research and Innovation Observatory’ (RIO) is a European Commission initiative. It is used to monitor and analyse developments in research and innovation at national and European level, with the goal of helping to improve research and innovation policy in Europe.
Innovation in and with cities
Research and innovation are a growing feature of city life. Innovation districts and city campuses are becoming increasingly common and, in a typically urban take on research and innovation, all kinds of parties are working together to find innovative solutions to society’s challenges.
Health data on body and mind
Electronic patient records, lifestyle apps, medical equipment, healthcare information systems: all these technologies generate, process, use or store health data in some way. Health data have been called the ‘new gold’ of health care.
A responsible digital society
Digital technology is having a fundamental impact on our lives. Data and software influence our behaviour and our choices. Fake news is a factor in elections. Smart dolls and TVs listen to us. And robots and smart software are taking over more and more tasks from humans.
Caring for health
Good health is a great thing and it matters to us all. But what exactly do we mean by good health? What are we aiming for when we talk about healthy living? How visible and feasible are these goals in daily life?
Blockchain: shifting trust?
What opportunities and challenges does blockchain bring us as a society? What should it be used for, and what should it not be used for?
Public Knowledge Organisations
As well as universities and NWO and KNAW research institutes, the Netherlands also has a varied group of knowledge organisations, including research agencies RIVM (National Institute of Public Health and the Environment), TNO and the Trimbos Institute. Known as public knowledge organisations, they are funded partly with public money, serve the public interest and are directed by a core ministry.
A healthy future for the potato
The Rathenau Institute, Wageningen University and the University of Groningen are studying how this new method of improvement might change potato farming, and the possible implications for farmers.
The use of IT in cattle farming is on the increase. This will bring major changes to agriculture, and will undoubtedly influence the public debate on sustainability and animal welfare.
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