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Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI)

Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI)



PO Box 19 121

1000 GC Amsterdam The Netherlands

T. +31 20 551 08 02 | F. +31 20 620 49 41

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Founding date: 1986
Number of members: 86
Management and Staff: 1.4
Annual Budget: 240.000 € (in 2013)
Financing and sources: Industry • 22%
RTOs and Universities • 21 %
Academy of Sciences support • 12 %
Project sponsoring • 23%
Government support • 10%
Membership fees • 11 %


Bertrand M. VAN EE



  • The Academy wants to give insight into the interaction between science, technology and the community. Based on a long-term vision, the Academy’s mission is to influence the way society thinks and acts with regard to science and technology as important components in the community; with a special focus on the issues society is facing today such as population growth, energy, climate change, health and natural resources.
  • Meeting place and network for high level decision makers and experts in technology development, research, higher education and innovation in The Netherlands.
  • Furthering contacts between members and representatives of government institutions, NGO’s, political bodies, etc on nationally and internationally.
  • Advancing a favourable climate for innovation in the Netherlands as part of Europe and promoting innovative entrepreneurship by means of the innovation conferences.

Committees / Main working groups

Conference Committee
China Working Group

Highlights 2016

  • The Innovation Conference in November held in The Hague was under the theme: "Dutch Industry: the Next Smart Step". The key note speech was delivered by Prince Constantin of Orange, in his office of Ambassador of StartupDelta, the Dutch national start up and scale up initiative. The 2016 meeting was the 13th in a series of Innovation Conferences organized by AcTI. AcTI stressed the importance to involve not only the triple helix of government, industry and knowledge institutions, but also institutionalized public interest groups to make such innovations feasible and successful. The conference program is available on
  • During the Innovation Conference, the Board of AcTI announced, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the AcTI Startup Programme and set up a Committee of Young Entrepreneurs. The committee’s task is to implement the AcTI Startup Program (ASP) in consultation with the Dutch StartupDelta Initiative. Young promising entrepreneurs get the opportunity to make use of the AcTI platform and the chance to acquire AcTI membership. StartupDelta supports the AcTI start up program and will add recognition to the programme its network of young entrepreneurs.
Annual Report 2014-2015