KIA: Knowledge and Innovation Agenda


KIA Circular Economy 2020-2023

The Knowledge and Innovation Covenant Circular Economy KIA-CE (in Dutch) is available!
This has put an end to an intensive process of making an inventory, formulating, classifying and prioritizing the many knowledge questions that relate to the transition to a circular economy.


The Agenda for CE is a living agenda. The understanding of reality changes and continuously new opportunities are identified. Therefore we keep a living record of items that could be a part of the Innovation Agenda for the Dutch Circular Economy. Such items will be added shortly.


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Check out who contributed to the KIA-CE



Here you will find the Chem.I.KIA (in Dutch): the collected contribution of ChemistryNL to the mission-driven innovation policy. This document has been prepared by the four disciplinary road map teams (programme councils) of ChemistryNL, namely Chemistry of Advanced Materials, Chemical Conversion, Process Technology and Synthesis, Chemistry of Life and Chemical Nanotechnology and Devices.

Overview of all KIA’s


KIC 2020-2023 signed! Investments in innovation increased to € 4.9 billion in 2020

Companies, knowledge institutions and governments will jointly invest € 4.9 billion in 2020 in the government’s renewed top sector and innovation policy. Of this, 2.05 billion comes from companies and 2.85 billion from public funds. This is a doubling compared to this year. This is stated in the knowledge and innovation covenant 2020-2023 (KIC), which was sent to the Lower House by State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate) yesterday. State Secretary Keijzer presented the KIC at the Airborne company in The Hague, together with Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture and Science).


Read more about the KIC.

Chemical technology is vital for tackling the major societal challenges

Technological innovations are crucial for achieving the mission objectives of the four societal challenges “Energy transition and sustainability”, “Agriculture, water and food”, “Health and care”, “Security”. Chemical technology? That is where it effectively begins.