Synergy '22

Synergy ’22: Connecting science,

people, culture and society

Synergy, the NWO event for researchers and policy developers, will take place on 16 June 2022 at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague. Enjoy a diverse programme of activities, acquire new insights and explore opportunities for impact. Expand your network, establish new collaborations with like-minded professionals and exchange knowledge and experience.

Registration is now open for Synergy '22. After your registration we will send you regular updates about the programme. If you have any questions about your registration, please send an email to

During this year’s event, interacting with each other and sharing knowledge in person will be even more important than at previous editions. After a long period of online meetings, we can’t wait to welcome you at our in-person event. To make this fifth edition stand out, we’ve opted for a co-created event with plenty of opportunity for engagement and networking. Because of the active involvement of participants, this special edition of Synergy will inspire and invigorate.

About Synergy ‘22

What can you expect at Synergy ’22?
In the early afternoon we will open the doors to the ‘Synergy Café’. Joining you at your table around the central stage are professionals from the research and education sector, government, Dutch Top Sectors, and social partners. Keynote speaker, dr. Bernice Bovenkerk (WUR) en prof. dr. Tom van der Meer (UVA), will open Synergy ’22. They have been invited to take a stand based on their vision and to offer challenging questions to the audience. Perspectives will be shared and collected at every table. A great opportunity to share your ideas and get to know your peers!

After this introduction, you will be offered the opportunity to attend one of the breakout sessions or join the discussions in the central meeting area. These sessions will be organised around the two central themes of Synergy: Building Trust and Building Impact. After the breakout sessions, we will all gather around the central stage for the Synergy ’22 closing session, which includes the live results of this year’s Synergy Award competition!

Who will join you at Synergy ‘22?
Researchers from all fields with a research interest in people, culture and society. All research organisations, knowledge institutions, universities of applied sciences and universities. Policy officers, civil servants who utilize research outcomes about people, culture and society and professionals active within the Dutch Top Sectors and the Dutch National Research Agenda.

This event is organised by the NWO (Dutch Research Council) Domain Social Sciences and Humanities.

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