Dutch National STEM Platform

Platform Talent voor Technologie 

Partner Institution

Type of institution

Pub­lic-pri­vate­ly-fund­ed organization 

Institution location

Utrecht, The Nether­lands; The Hague, The Netherlands 

Institution website

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.

Partner Representative

Geert Asselbergs

Senior Project Man­ag­er at Tal­ent for Tech­nol­o­gy Plat­form and Coor­di­na­tor of the EU STEM Coalition 


Type of partnership

Men­tor nominating 

Catchment area

The Netherlands