Technology Foundation STW realises the transfer of knowledge between the technical sciences and users. It does this by funding excellent technical scientific research and by bringing researchers and users together in each project. Within Perspective, programmes of interrelated projects are funded. Perspective programmes are strongly characterised by consortia of research institutes and users.

Each proposal is subjected to the same critical review process by independent experts in which scientific quality and utilisation carry equal weighting. Furthermore, each proposal must always be accompanied by a statement of intention from actual or potential users. Representatives of these users sit on the User Committee appointed per project and supervise the research. This approach applies to all of STW's activities.

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