‘Stay focused on the continuous development of the Top Sector approach’
First of all, AWTI starts its letter with an expression of appreciation for the increased MIT budget, greater involvement of the regions and universities of applied sciences, and the growing number of enterprises involved. The Top Sector approach addresses the economic growth and the societal challenges the Netherlands has to deal with. Attention for societal challenges like the aging population and climate change is growing each year.
Second, in addition to these societal challenges, AWTI emphasises the increasing attention for cross-sectoral themes. In response to AWTI's advice letter, Minister Kamp and State Secretary Dekker stated that Top Sector LSH's commitment provides good examples of cross-sectoral collaboration. For instance in close contact with Top Sector Creative Industry, Top Sector LSH addresses E-health for people with dementia.