The financing of fieldlabs in the Netherlands
de Heide, M.
The relevance of collaboration between public and private actors in the innovation chain has been acknowledged by all relevant actors in the Dutch innovation system. By bringing together companies, research organisations and governmental agencies, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) provide a breeding ground for innovation. Especially when it comes to translating scientific insights into marketable products, PPPs have a crucial role to play. In recent years the emphasis on supporting Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in policy-making subsequently increased even further. The primary objective of the analysis that constitutes the results of this report is to provide Dutch policy makers with information that helps them to further improve the current system of financing of fieldlabs. The result of this report however exceeds this scope. Our analysis provides relevant insight for all stakeholders involved in the financing of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in R&D, notably those that provide research infrastructure in the later stages of the innovation process. Our report analyses the role of fieldlabs in the innovation process, and the subsequent rationale for investment by the partners in the PPP, costs faced by fieldlabs when providing dedicated services for its stakeholders, and issues concerning the financing of a fieldlab. Our report builds on a review of existing research and reports. A subsequent in-depth assessment of financing issues of different fieldlabs in the Netherlands was conducted, including interviews with relevant stakeholders involved. In addition, a number of interviews with policy-makers (mainly from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs) were conducted.
ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences
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Strategy & Policy Analysis
SP1 - Strategy & Policy 1
TNO 2016 R11435