Committee on the Relationship Between Public and Private Research Funding

In September 2017, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science adopted a motion put forward by the House of Representatives asking the Government to ‘investigate whether and to what extent ties between publicly financed research and enterprise reduce incentives for businesses to invest in research and development themselves.’

One of the points made in the motion is that cooperation between universities and businesses is praiseworthy but should not lead to private investment becoming superfluous. The Minister subsequently asked the Academy to study this matter within the context of its advisory role.



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