The appointed experts come from the fields of technological sciences, applied research and innovation. They will be actively committed to NAE's mission: to foster an innovation climate that generates social and economic value by providing engineering-based solutions to major societal issues.
Technological advances, from electricity to artificial intelligence, have dramatically changed the world. The wise use of technology is crucial to realizing innovations needed for the sustainable development of our society with broad access to good healthcare, food, energy, water and housing. This is the basis for the mission of the Netherlands Academy of Engineering.
Network of engineers
Countries such as Sweden and Germany preceded the Netherlands in establishing their own national Academies of Engineering. NAE is a member of the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering and the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences. This allows NAE to represent The Netherlands in an international context and translate foreign insights to the Dutch situation.
Deployment and Expertise of the Fellows
NAE fellows include experts from knowledge institutions, companies and start-ups. They are active in various sectors, including High Tech Systems and Materials, ICT, Healthcare, Energy, Water Management and Food. Of the total number of Fellows appointed, 36 percent are women. NAE will elect 10 new Fellows each year starting in 2024.
On November 13, the festive inauguration of the 62 fellows took place at De Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague.