Science and innovation underpin the economies of both the Netherlands and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both. To promote international collaboration the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network based in 31 countries around the world.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape and UK priorities in the Netherlands read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot

Responsibilities and priorities

SIN Netherlands facilitates policy exchange between the UK and the Netherlands and stimulates collaborative partnerships between the two countries.

The team works to the following global objectives:

  • Prosperity – enhancing UK growth and exports; connecting innovative UK industries and scientific expertise with international opportunities
  • Security – delivering solutions to global challenges such as anti-microbial resistance (AMR), health, energy, the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, and enhancing resilience to natural disasters
  • Influence – strengthening the UK’s foreign policy influence through science and innovation
  • Development – supporting international development goals and matching UK expertise to international need

In support of the UK Science and Innovation strategy SIN Netherlands is part of the SIN Europe team and shares these priorities across the region.

Our services

We aim to proactively seek out UK-Dutch collaboration in our priority areas of interest, and we are also open to assessing any potential projects that are suggested to us. If you are looking to work with researchers or innovators in the UK or the Netherlands then please get in touch with the SIN Netherlands officers.

Our people

Liesbeth Bouwhuis, S&I officer Benelux, The Hague

Contact us

Science and Innovation team
British Embassy The Hague
Lange Voorhout 10
2514 ED, The Hague

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