The Government should focus more on the companies that provide for economic growth in Netherlands. These are innovative companies with the ambition and potential to grow, mostly internationally. The Government should focus on these bright potentials and create a good environment for them to develop.
Small and Medium size companies need new knowledge and educational academies need to be better aware of current practices. Improved cooperation is good for the companies, the education establishment and for the region as a whole. That is the opinion of the AWTI (Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation). This was stated in its publication ‘ SMEs and colleges: partners for innovation ‘, which was handed over to Mrs. Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science on the 22nd of April 2016