NXTGEN HIGHTECH will start in the first quarter of 2023. During the partner event on September 27, Monika Hoekstra was announced as the new programme director of this National Growth Fund investment programme. With the appointment of Monika on October 1, 2022, the final preparations to enable the start of the program in the first quarter of 2023 are being made.
Programme director with a hands-on mission
The implementation of the programme is in the hands of the Foundation NXTGEN HIGH TECH (in formation). With her extensive experience and background in the hightech sector with previous national innovation programs and streamlining processes and organizations, she will lead the programme office of NXTGEN HIGHTECH. This office advises the board on important decisions about the programme. Together with the team, she gives knowledge development a powerful boost, strengthens cooperation between the various domains and ensures a solid anchoring of the new technologies in society.
Monika: “I am happy to work with all our partners and stakeholders to further shape and expand the NXTGEN HIGHTECH programme. I am embarking on this wonderful but also complex challenge because of its societal relevance and because I am convinced that with NXTGEN HIGHTECH we can go ahead and offer solutions for the major societal challenges in the field of energy transition, health, safety and nutrition.”
Marc Hendrikse, boegbeeld NXTGEN HIGHTECH: “We have opted for a strong connector who can take control and, together with all our partners, can convert the great strategic opportunities that lie ahead into results for the Dutch hightech industry. I am pleased that Monika wants to tackle these social tasks for the Netherlands.”