Innovations deliver new products and services and lead to increasing welfare and well-being. They constitute the basis for increased competitiveness and productivity of the Dutch economy.

The Netherlands are a highly productive country. But this may change rapidly if the innovation climate erodes. This climate depends on many factors, such as entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial culture, next to the availability of knowledge and skills, risk capital, networks and market opportunities.

The Dutch government stimulates an entrepreneurial climate that supports research and development and dissemination of innovations, for the purposeof inceasing competitiveness and finding solutions for societal challenges. The AWTI supports this with advices on Dutch research and innovation policy.