Dutch National STEM Platform
Platform Talent voor Technologie
About the institution
The Dutch National STEM Platform (PTvT) in the Netherlands coordinates and supports the implementation of the Dutch national STEM strategies (currently: Technology Pact). The Platform was originally established in 2004 by three Ministries: the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. The Platform was later combined in 2019 with the TechniekTalent.nu organization, which is funded by eight technical industry associations (branches). Through a wide range of national and regional programs that cover the entire education chain (from primary education to the labor market), PTvT addresses current and future bottlenecks in STEM, such as teacher shortages and the impact of technology in the health sector. PTvT is also co-founder of the EU STEM Coalition, a Europe-wide network of like-minded national STEM platforms.