Knowledge Investment Quote

June 1st 2009 - 12:00

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?
Erik Frinking is Strategic Advisor Security and Cyber at HCSS. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University. For almost twenty years, he has been involved in addressing high-level, complex policy issues for a wide variety of European countries and international organizations. Mr. Frinking worked for more than 13 years at the Leiden branch of the RAND Corporation, where he was director of the Education, Science & Technology, and Innovation program.
Michel Rademaker is the deputy Director of HCSS. He has fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer in The Royal Netherlands Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and also served a term in former Yugoslavia. He has a masters degree obtained at the University of Tilburg. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as a project and program manager and senior policy advisor on security topics for ten years. Eg. as NATO RTO project leader, he and his team developed serious gaming assessment methods and conducted several assessments of security technologies, and worked on numerous strategic security topics.