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Knowledge Investment Quote - Executive Summary

1 June 2009

 The Netherlands Ministry of Defence initiated an interdepartmental Future Policy Survey
in March 2008. The remit of the Survey was to formulate policy options, without
constraints, for the future ambitions of the defence effort of the Netherlands, the approximate composition and equipment of the armed forces, and the associated level
of defence expenditure. The policy horizon spans about two decades. The three policy
questions addressed in this report are:

• What knowledge areas are of relevance to the Netherlands MoD Science &
Technology (S&T) base?
• What should be the Netherlands defence knowledge investment (knowledge
investment quote or KIQ) annual budget & percentage (quote) of the Netherlands
defence budget?
• What external and internal knowledge infrastructure is suitable for sustaining or
developing the required knowledge and technology areas?

Experts on this report

Deputy Director, Market and Operations

Michel Rademaker

Michel Rademaker is a senior policy analyst and deputy director of HCSS. He has a degree in Transport and Logistics, obtained at the University of Tilburg.

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Director of the Strategic Futures Program

Erik Frinking

Erik Frinking is the Director of the Strategic Futures Program at HCSS. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University.

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