Social Platform for the Dutch Research Agenda

Democratising Dutch decision-making through digital innovation

About the project

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) hosts a national initiative to involve the public in the Dutch Research Agenda for the next ten years. To support this initiative, we built a solution that enabled around 7,500 people to submit 11,700 suggestions online to a structured database. We built the complete solution from concept to launch on a popular national TV show in just three weeks. The usability and robustness of the system proved critical. Although traffic levels peaked over the four-week period, we received less than twenty support requests throughout the process.

Goals

  • Enable contributors to register and submit questions quickly and easily
  • Provide a robust, scalable solution to cope with high traffic levels
  • Ensure high levels of security and usability
  • Allow contributors to share questions on social media
  • Capture data in a form that would allow easy analysis
  • Design and deliver a new product in a short timescale

Results

  • Successful collaboration with the Dutch Research Agenda
  • Enabled the Research Agenda to meet objective of mass public involvement in the science agenda
  • Provided a fast, easy user experience for thousands of contributors
  • Delivered a robust interactive solution scalable to peak traffic levels
  • Structured database simplified validation and clustering of thousands of questions
The solution designed and delivered by Worth helped make our plans for a National Science Agenda a practical reality by allowing thousands of people to participate.Prof. Dr. AHG Rinnooy Kan, Chairman at the National Science Agenda

More cases

Diplomatic E-Portal

Digitalising a document-driven registration process for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NL)

Government Mapping Tool

Making complex data understandable for the Ministry of Internal Affairs (NL)

Interactive Event Application Tool

Transforming the permit process

Innovation Funding Service

Radically improving the grant application process

Marketing Management System

Mobilising marketing campaigns on 8000 coffee machines worldwide

International Academy Portal

Enhancing staff and student User Experience

Social Platform for the Dutch Research Agenda

Democratising Dutch decision-making through digital innovation

Research Portal for 80,000 Users

Enabling secure participation in cross-institutional research endeavours

Social App for Purchasing and Maintaining Insurance

Testing new and innovative business service models

Online Voting Platform

Facilitating group-based policy-making

Innovation Communication Platform

Maximizing Intellectual Property

Eppa and Nieuwspoort

Building native apps on a common platform

Business Community Trade & Investment Platform

Enhancing business opportunities during the 2012 London Olympics

Innovation Commons

Turning IP Ideas Into Business Opportunities

Online platform for 7 Catapult Innovation Centres

Enabling central management of a multi-site platform

Knowledge Portal with Over 20.000 Users

Facilitating strategic alignment for the Dutch national hospitality association

Transition Map

Enhancing fact and policy-based decision-making

Competitions System

Boosting innovation via a collaborative platform

Online Communication Platform

Enhancing international communication to prevent armed conflict

We’d love to hear from you!

We love nothing more than a challenge and would love to talk to you about your project and see if we can help you achieve your objectives.

Get in touch with a teammember