About us

The Netherlands belongs to the absolute world top of digital economies. Many households have a PC, tablet and smartphone and our mobile network is very well developed. Almost all Dutch companies work online and our internet servers are the safest in the world. The Netherlands thus has a good starting position. ICT and the internet are increasingly drivers for innovative products and services and consequently for economic growth.

From agriculture and healthcare to education, logistics and science: no sector can do without ICT. Each (top) sector has its own ICT challenges, but there are also many connections. A successful application of an ICT solution in one sector, for example, can also be applied in another sector.

The four D's of digitization

While looking at applications of ICT solutions, the 'four D's of digitization are taken into account. Digitization is first and foremost disruptive: it disrupts traditional chains and models. It is also deceptive: one does not actually see a development coming, but suddenly it is there and quite prominent. It is delocalized: you put mobile technology in your back pocket, you take it everywhere and connect. Finally, it is also democratized, since anyone can use it, invent an application with it or set up a business with it.

Vision and contribution

Team dutch digital delta (team ddd) identifies, prioritizes and organizes digital research & innovation and creates ecosystems that address social and economic issues. It does this by bringing together public and private parties in innovation coalitions, focusing on both societal challenges and key enabling technologies. Training new talent, knowledge-dissemination and international cooperation are important aspects of our mission.

Within programs and initiatives of Team dutch digital delta we work in public-private partnerships with organizations within the Top Sectors, Universities, Knowledge institutions - such as TNO, NWO, CWI, NLeSc-center -, several ministries, industry organizations - such as NLdigital, CIO Platform Nederland, FME, VNO-NCW/MKB-Nederland, ECP | Platform for the Information Society, private organizations and startups/scale-ups.

Dutch Digitization Strategy 2.0

The Dutch Digitalization Strategy 2.0 has been published. This is an updated version of the digitization strategy that the Cabinet sent to the Lower House of Parliament in 2018. The renewed strategy gives a brief account of the results achieved over the past year and looks ahead to the future. The document can be downloaded from the Dutch government: Nederlandse Digitaliseringsstratgie 2.0.