Democratising Dutch decision-making


Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)


Research & Science


3 months

Involving the Dutch public in the National Research Agenda

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) hosted a national initiative to involve the public in the Dutch Research Agenda for the next ten years. To support this initiative, the solution WORTH built, from concept to its live launch on national television, ensured that 7,500 people were able to submit over 11,700 suggestions via a navigable digital platform. For this reason, robustness and usability were critical, and although traffic reached peak levels, WORTH received less than twenty support requests.

The solution WORTH built for the National Science Agenda helped us to give a practical interpretation to our plans by providing thousands of people the opportunity to participate.

Prof. dr. Alexander H.G. Rinnooy Kan, Chairman of the National Science Agenda
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  • Providing a safe, secure and reliable digital platform

    User testing as well as load and security tests were implemented to deliver a reliable, usable and secure solution.

  • Meeting client objectives

    NWO achieved its aim to fully involve the Dutch public in the National Science Agenda: 11,700 questions were submitted from companies, universities, scientists and the general public.

  • Providing a robust, scalable solution

    7,500 people were able to submit over 11,700 suggestions with fewer than twenty support requests.

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