We have formulated objectives for the three programs, which are derived from longer-term goals for society as a whole, to which we want to contribute. To make this concrete, we have described “change paths” per program. We do not walk those paths ourselves; we are looking for project partners who can bring about these changes. We support these partners with financial resources, as well as with our knowledge, experience and networks. Our small team is therefore in close contact with the project partners.
Innovative practical projects concern finding the right way to tackle a social problem. That way must be proven in practice and become viable, or “market-ready”. The practical projects have to reach people and companies and get them moving. Excellent scientific research can serve to guide practical projects, but can also serve to acquire insights and knowledge – which must then be applicable in practice.