Technology Foundation STW realises the transfer of knowledge between the technical sciences and users. It does this by funding excellent technical scientific research and by bringing researchers and users together in each project.
The scientists at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) perform basic and strategic ecological research on individual organisms, populations, ecological communities and ecosystems.

‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.’ That is the mission of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). The strength of Wageningen UR lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and Wageningen University.

Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights.
NAM is an exploration and production company with authentic Dutch roots and has its headquarters in Assen in the Netherlands. Our core business is exploring for and producing oil and gas, both on land and offshore in the Netherlands.
Well-targeted lighting of public and private spaces improves safety. Ziut can help you manage a public space or site in such a way that visitors and users feel comfortable and safe.
Sovon, Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, is organising monitoring of wild bird populations in the Netherlands and carries out research to study population demography in bird populations. Results of censuses and research projects are used for nature management policies, management plans en spatial planning.
Dutch Butterfly Conservation works on conserving, restoring and developing nature with the focus on butterflies, moths and dragonflies. Dutch Butterfly Conservation carries out research and gives advice to those responsible for deciding the use, development and management of land in all sorts of areas.
The Dutch centre for avian migration and demography is a the central organization of all bird ringing activity in the Netherlands. It is a cooperation between NIOO-KNAW and the Dutch society for bird ringers.
RAVON stands for Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation Netherlands. The contributors and volunteers support the conservation and research of reptiles, amphibians and fish. They collect distribution data and monitoring information, and carry out ecological field research.
All research on wild plants and the protection of plants comes together at FLORON. FLORON coordinates national plant surveys, gives advice and gathers information for scientific studies, nature management and the protection of plant habitat.
The Dutch mammal society protects native mammal species, and aims to expand the knowledge on the distribution of mammals in the Netherlands.
The municipality of Ede has over 110.000 inhabitants. It is a rapidly developing residential and business area, rich in greenery, with continually expanding economic activity. Provisions in the field of education, culture and health are keeping apace with this.
The Drentse Landschap foundation is a provincial (province of Drente) oranisation, and established for the protection of natural habiat in Drenthe.
Natuurmonumenten - 'Nature Monuments' - is an association with a long tradition in the protection of natural habitat in the Netherlands. Natuurmonumenten has over 700,000 members and has a very central position in the Dutch society.
Staatsbosbeheer, our national forestry organization, posesses and manages forested areas and natural habitat in the Netherlands. Staatsbosbeheer aims for a natural environment where visitors can experience nature at it's best.
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence comprises the Central Staff, the Royal Netherlands Navy, the Royal Netherlands Army, the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the Support Command and the Defence Materiel Organisation.