Dec 31, 1997
This study was performed for the Directorate for Technology Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands. The two major purposes of the study were to (1) identify technologies of strategic importance to the Netherlands (based on a systematic global review of the future supply of technologies, the needs of Dutch industry, and the importance of the technologies to Dutch economic goals), and (2) assess the Dutch knowledge infrastructure available to support the development and use of the strategic technologies, and identify where problems in the knowledge supply exist or might arise. The information produced by the study is being used by the government in its dialogue with the business community and research networks concerning priority setting and investments in knowledge development. The project produced five reports — three are in English, and two are in Dutch. This report describes the steps that were carried out on the Technology Radar project, and the methodology and metrics that were used to identify strategic technologies for the Netherlands. In addition to providing details about the project that are not contained in Volume 1, this report is intended to provide documentation of the work that was done so that the Ministry can carry out similar studies in the future.