In order to increase the effectiveness of large technological institutes in the Netherlands, additional revenues or government support are needed to achieve healthy exploitation of all facilities examined, to provide good access to facilities for universities and researchers, to realise a high-quality infrastructure, and to create a level playing field. Based on the analysis of the current situation, the 23 facilities investigated for this study have a combined shortage of funds between 20 and 30 million Euros per annum. This report provides a coherent set of recommendations for the government and large technological institutes to realise a sustainable model for market-driven financing in the long- and medium-term.
Analysis was based on data collected on 23 Dutch and 16 foreign facilities and on 26 interviews with (potential) clients and the policy measures in five other countries.
This research was done by RAND Europe as part of a general set of activities aimed at increasing the effectiveness of large technological institutes of the Netherlands. A steering committee with members from five ministries commissioned this study, which addresses questions relating to the current financing and to options for the future financing of existing research facilities.
Table of Contents
De huidige situatie van de faciliteiten
Mogelijkheden voor de toekomst
Conclusies en aanbevelingen