Human Capital

The Netherlands needs strengthened human capital to find answers to current and future societal issues, tackle challenges and permanently stimulate economic growth. Human capital is all about people having the right knowledge and skills, thereby creating a future-savvy (working) population. Human capital is an essential focus area for achieving the central mission and the four underlying missions of the societal theme Health & Care within the Dutch cabinet’s Mission-driven Top Sectors and Innovation Policy. These missions expect a different approach to staying healthy and providing health care, which also implies different knowledge and skills from both formal and informal caregivers.

In order to achieve a thriving and future-savvy working population, the ten top sectors join forces in the Roadmap Human Capital Top Sectors 2020-2023. Together, the top sectors create a strong connection between working, learning and innovating through collaboration between companies, education and research. Read more on the roadmap on the website.

The Roadmap Human Capital Top Sectors 2020-2023 provides the basis for the Human Capital Agenda of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health. However, our ambitions for human capital are broader, as can be found in the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda. Apart from the development of learning communities, Topsector LSH also aspires to provide future-savvy professionals through a transition agenda for the education of all future healthcare employees: from nurse to surgeon, from physiotherapist to dentist.

We also deem it of great importance to include informal healthcare providers, such as unpaid caregivers or representatives from citizen collectives, in the human capital activities. Informal caregivers are essential for a future-savvy healthcare system and to achieve our missions. An example of our efforts to include informal health care providers is the free AI-course for caregivers, developed in collaboration with The Netherlands AI Coalition.

Once every three months, Top Sector LSH informs all stakeholders of the Human Capital Agenda of the societal theme Health & Care about the progression we make together. During this information sessions, we collectively share new developments, keep up the dialogue and build our network. Are you interested? Feel free to join!

The next sessions are planned on:

  • 10 March 2022, 14:30-15:45 hrs.
  • 2 June 2022, 14:30-15:45 hrs.
  • 8 September 2022, 14:30-15:45 hrs.
  • 8 December 2022, 14:30-15:45 hrs.