Our aim is to promote quality and innovation of health research in order to make health care better and to keep it affordable. The return on investment in health research is 3 : 1.

Solving health problems increasingly means working together at a European or global level, so we work internationally. ZonMw has an influence on the international research and development programming, takes an active part in international networks, and enables Dutch researchers to participate in collaborative international projects.

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ZonMw promotes health research and care innovation throughout the entire knowledge chain from fundamental research to implementation. Through various subsidy programmes we promote and fund development and practical application in the area of prevention improvement, care and health.

The work field of the knowledge chain as a whole is broad, making ZonMw a unique organisation.

Organisational chart and board

Programmes form a central part of ZonMw. These programmes are conducted in fourteen clusters. The Strategy and Innovation and Business Operations staff departments support the clusters.

During the policy plan term - which provides for a mid-term review in 2018 - ZonMw will become part of the new NWO organisation. In future, NWO will be active in four domains: Mathematics and Sciences, Applied and Technical Science, Social Science and Humanities, and Care Research and Medical Science.

Board

Chair
Prof. J.J.G. (Jeroen) Geurts

Ms F.M. (Fawzia) Nasrullah

Prof. B.C.J.M. (Bart) Fauser

Observer
Prof. W.A. (Pim) van Gool
Chair of the Health Council

Vice chair and treasurer
Prof. R.T.J.M. (Richard) Janssen

Ms J.C. (Jacqueline) Kool

Ms M.I. (Marjolein) Verstappen

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Management

Henk J. Smid, director, also secretary to the board

Management team

Martijntje Bakker, head of the Strategy and Innovation department, also deputy director

Rob van Hemert, director of business operations

Janna de Boer, transition coordinator

Hannie Bonink, director of programmes  

Radjesh Manna, director of programmes

Other information

ZonMw is registered with the Chamber of Commerce The Hague under number 27365263.

ZonMw is a Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI). Tax number: 0028.76.528.

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