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Mission Possible

Dutch politicians are counting on missions to solve the country's big social challenges. Erik te Roller explores Top Sectors and how they may give innovation a lift.

Last week, the Dutch government agreed the subjects of 25 missions, which will drive the public-private research agendas of the so-called Top Sectors—programmes tackling the country’s main research priorities.

The government previously chose four social themes to work on: energy transition and sustainability; agriculture, water and food; healthcare; and safety and security. The various ministries have translated these themes into 7, 6, 4 and 8 missions respectively, with concrete goals and ambitions. They did this in consultation with knowledge institutions, companies, civil society organisations and regional governments.

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