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Coalitions and Programmes

Coalitions and Programmes

Topsector ICT brings together companies, governments, knowledge and educational institutions in innovation coalitions around key technologies. Numerous challenging ICT issues are worked on within the programmes.

Training new talent and stimulating innovative SMEs and international collaborations are part of the approach.


Future Network Services

Digital infrastructure is of vital importance for the Netherlands. It is therefore imperative that future communication networks are even faster, more reliable and secure.  To achieve this, a far-reaching collaborat...


Data gathering, using smart methods and techniques, strengthens the Dutch economy. It also makes it easier to tackle important societal problems. To encourage the use of Big Data in the Netherlands, Commit2Data was launche...


New and existing threats demand proper action. This requires close cooperation between government agencies, the business community and knowledge institutions. dcypher was formed to meet this need. dcypher is the cy...

Dutch Blockchain Coalition

The Dutch Blockchain Coalition (DBC) is an alliance of operators from the public sector, the business community and knowledge institutions. Blockchain is set to change the future, and that makes it one of Topsector ICT’s k...

Netherlands AI Coalition

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more prominent for our prosperity and well-being. Every single sector is feeling the major impact of this key enabling technology, as are our private lives and society as a...

Centre of Excellence for Data Sharing and Cloud (CoE-DSC)

Data can only attain its true value when shared and re-used throughout the digital economy. The CoE-DSC aims to unlock the value of data by enabling organisations to easily share data between domains and sectors....



Intensified cooperation on ICT innovation is needed not only within the Netherlands but also beyond. Topsector ICT aims to promote the Netherlands as an ICT partner abroad and support companies with international ambitions...

Innovative SME

One of the priorities of the Topsector ICT is to increase SME involvement in ICT innovation. This is the only way to create a broader basis for good public-private cooperation. To better align existing tools, the SME ICT I...

Human Capital Agenda ICT

The Netherlands needs more digitally skilled and ICT educated people to continue its strong international position in ICT and innovation. There is a substantial and structural shortage of ICT people with the right backgrou...
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