With the National Growth Fund, the Dutch government has earmarked €4.54 billion to research, development and innovation projects. The 20 proposals include the use of AI for cancer research, key technologies such as photonics, start-ups in the pharmaceutical industry, hydrogen, green chemistry, making the aviation industry more sustainable and digitization in the logistics sector.

Many of Kadans Science Partners’ tenants, partners and stakeholders are part of the cooperation within these projects. Therefore, we would like to congratulate all the parties involved with the funding that they have achieved. Likewise, “It is excellent that numerous partners from our ecosystem can be involved in these amazing projects, which the Netherlands regards as crucial innovations for the upcoming years. We are very proud of their achievements,” said Tom Straeter, Ecosystem Manager at Kadans.

According to the Dutch government, the funding was allocated to the projects due to their contribution to economic growth, the strengthening of research and innovation ecosystems and the international knowledge and competitive position of the Netherlands. The projects that were chosen, like, PhotonDelta (e.g. Eindhoven university of Technology, CITC, OnePlanet Research Center, BRIGHT integrated Photonics), Biotech Booster (e.g. HollandBIO, TNO), de revolutie van zelfdenkende moleculaire systemen (e.g. Radboud University) and NXTGEN HIGHTECH (e.g. High Tech NL, Wageningen University & Research, University of Groningen) include many collaborations from within our ecosystem.

However, we would like to congratulate everyone who is involved in the projects. Furthermore, we are looking forward to seeing further developments and to support the projects when needed.

For more information on the individual projects and funding, go to the Rijksoverheid website.