The National STEM Platform (PTvT) is an organisation responsible for the implementation of the Dutch National STEM Strategy (or Technology Pact), created by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK), Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), and Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW). The National Platform Science & Technology PTvT brings together the Dutch government, education and business sectors to ensure there are enough people with a background in STEM and ICT to drive forward the digital transformation of Dutch society and economy.
Created in 2013, in 2019 the Platform merged with TechniekTalent.nu, an organisation funded by 8 national technical industry associations. Through a wide range of national and regional programs that cover the entire education chain (from primary education to the labour market), PTvT addresses current and future bottlenecks in STEM, like teacher shortages and the impact of technology in the health sector. PTvT is also co-founder of the EU STEM Coalition, a Europe-wide network of like-minded national STEM platforms. The National STEM Platform has offices in the Dutch cities of Utrecht, and the Hague.