Science, technology and innovation are of great importance for the Netherlands. They are indispensable for economic growth and finding solutions to societal challenges, whether they be related to safety, the climate emergency, mobility or public health, to name but a few examples. The Netherlands has long been known as a country where science, technology and innovation flourish. To ensure that the Netherlands is future-proof, it is vital to maintain this strong position. In its advisory reports to government, the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (AWTI) aims to contribute to the forging of this future-proof Netherlands.