The NAE is governed by a Board, appointed by the General Assembly of its members. The day-to-day operations are managed by a Bureau, consisting of a director, an office manager, and dedicated program managers for the Forum, Pivot, and Advisory roles of the NAE. The Bureau also supports NAE committees chartered to take care of specific topics, such as international affairs, or the Fellows Selection Committee. The Board will be supported by an Advisory Council — to be appointed by the General Assembly — and a Sounding Board, representing stakeholders and formal partners of NAE.
At its foundation, the ministries of OCW and EZK jointly committed to make annual financial support available for a period of up to nine years. The Federation of Universities of Technology (4TU) is also providing kick-off funding for the first years to NAE. Additional forms of financial or in-kind sponsorships will be solicited, making sure that the independence and objectivity of NAE is guaranteed. Ecosystem party funding will be allocated to the Pivot to Action activities of the NAE only.
NAE Code of Conduct
How NAE came about
A precursor organization for the Netherlands Academy of Engineering was AcTI, the Academy of Technology and Innovation in the Netherlands. AcTI was funded by companies and knowledge institutes as well as by its members, and did not receive government funding. AcTI will be dissolved in the course of 2023. AcTI offered the possibility of an institutionalized exchange of ideas between its members. As such, AcTI contributed to discussions with the Dutch government and parliament, the business community and their organizations and the knowledge infrastructure in the Netherlands. More about the AcTI organization including its publications can be found on www.acti-nl.org.
The 4TU Federation, KNAW, and AcTI were all deeply involved in preparing the case for setting up the NAE as the formal Academy of Engineering in the Netherlands. The NAE is taking over several running activities from AcTI, including membership of international engineering organizations.
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