The NWO-MVI platform cooperates with different parties on encouraging stakeholders to incorporate Responsible Innovation in their practices. NWO-MVI is looking forward to explore the possibilities of cooperating with new partners, such as organisations that make knowledge and research results accessible to a wide audience. Please feel free to contact us!

Regular partners are, for example the Dutch top sectors. Examples of partners within the research projects are: the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), Eneco, het Groene Brein, IBM, Natuur & Milieu, Philips, and Royal HaskoningDHV. See also the overview of partners in NWO-MVI research projects.

NWO-MVI and MVI-Energy

There are currently two MVI programmes in the field of the Energy Top Sector; namely NWO-MVI and MVI-Energy MVI. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) is responsible for the MVI-Energy programme.

MVI-Energy focuses on short-term, applied scientific research. Projects are carried out in partnerships with knowledge institutions, businesses or non-profit organisations whose support base lies in the business world.

NWO-MVI focuses on scientific research in both short-term and long-term projects. Projects are carried out in partnerships with university researchers, private parties and public organisations.

NWO-MVI and MVI-Energy cooperate in the organisation of research into the ethical and social aspects of technological innovations in the field of energy as effectively as possible and aim to use the public resources available for this research as efficiently as possible. The MVI-Energy and NWO-MVI research agendas have been developed and coordinated in consultation with the Top Sector Energy.


NWO-MVI is in line with the European Societal Challenges, where Responsible Research & Innovation will be guiding for the European Horizon 2020 programme. The EU considers the NWO-MVI programme to be a benchmark for European initiatives in this area.

Contacts have been established with researchers and organisations in many RRI projects, including the RRI Tools project.