The Netherlands

The government funds

Senter is a part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. As the executive agency for technology policy, its role isn't to create policy, but to try to match technology projects with policy set at political levels in the Ministry.

"If the government thinks that biotechnology is important for the Netherlands, it's up to Senter to find companies and universities with interesting projects to be financed," said Marc Hameleers, project advisor for biotechnology.