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This report addresses the question which strategy the Netherlands should follow with regard to public investments in large-scale research facilities and optimal use of these facilities. The Ministers of Education, Culture, and Science, and of Economic Affairs asked the AWT to develop this report, taking account of current policies to promote specialisation in Dutch universities and research institutes, industrial policies to promote ‘top sectors’, current developments in European research policy, and the greater emphasis in European policy making on regional specialisation.