The Multi-Year Mission-Driven Innovation Programs (MMIPs) within the theme Agriculture, Water and Food (KIA) cover the entire chain from fundamental, applied and practice-oriented research to implementation. As secretary of the Delta Platform, Expertise Center for Water & Climate, HZ, together with the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and the National Registry for Practice-Oriented Research (SIA), is taking the initiative to mobilize universities of applied sciences to carry out practice-oriented research in water-related missions (C , E, F) connected to the theme Agriculture, Water and Food.
There are four social themes for the mission-driven and renewed Top Sector Policy key technologies that guide the use of the top sectors. Energy transition and Sustainability are identified as two of these themes with the highest priority. Our society revolves around what the earth and the economy have to offer us. To have a liveable earth by 2050, we must make major efforts with regard to the climate. We also need to use the raw materials we have more inventively. Now we waste a lot of those raw materials without giving them a second life. In a circular economy, there is no waste and raw materials are used over and over again. This means that we will work, among other things, on making the electricity system and the built environment more sustainable, in which natural gas no longer plays a role, a climate-neutral and industrial industry, zero-emission mobility, a fully circular economy and climate-neutral agriculture. (source: Missions for the top sectors and innovation policy, central government)
Willem den Ouden
Missions for the top sectors and innovation policy
Mission C – Climate-resistant rural and urban areas
Agriculture, industry, drinking water supply, cities, infrastructure and nature in the Netherlands are facing major challenges related to climate change. In 2050, the Netherlands must be climate-proofed both nationally and urban and prepared for future water challenges.
Mission F – The Netherlands remains the best protected and liveable delta in the world, even after 2100
The Netherlands remains the best protected delta and liveable world in the world, even after 2100, by taking timely future-proof and integrated measures at manageable costs.
Mission E – Sustainable and safe North Sea, oceans and inland waterways
For marine waters, in 2030 and for rivers, lakes and intertidal areas in 2050, there is a balance between ecological capacity and water management (water safety, freshwater supply and water quality) and the challenges for sustainable energy, food, fisheries and other economic activities.