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Report shows 20% increase in Dutch public research spending

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Direct research funding rises but lead author warns that long-term commitments are needed

The Dutch government is providing direct research funding of €7.3 billion this year—a 20 per cent increase on 2020, according to a report by the Rathenau Institute.

The increase, from €6.1bn in 2020, is caused by several factors, including the National Growth Fund and a budget increase for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. In addition, there will be an in-kind increase brought about through tax and innovation incentives for companies, said Rathenau, a body that facilitates public debate on science and technology policy.

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