For its second five-year period, 2008 - 2012, NGI can tap into € 280 million of government funds. This amount will attract additional investments from industry, academia and research institutes creating a total budget that is expected to amount to € 500 million.
Excellence in genomics: for a healthy, sustainable and safe future
Excellent research, state-of-the-art technology infrastructure, societal embedding of genomics and a stimulating environment for research talent remain key elements of the NGI strategy. The main shift in focus is towards valorisation, i.e., creating added value from genomics research and application gets top priority during the period 2008-2012.
NGI creates societal and economic value from genomics through a network of large-scale Genomics Centres that work on targeted programmes. These centres are consortiums of universities, research institutes, industry and societal organisations.
The Genomics Centres cover the complete chain from basic science to applied research, development and finally valorisation of the results. Societal embedding and creating new economic activity is an integral part of the programme of each consortium.
NGI is funded by the following ministries:
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice
NGI is affiliated to and closely collaborates with:
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Technology Foundation STW