Research and innovation can help to address the grand societal challenges we are facing today: for instance, by enabling more efficient use of natural resources, reducing the environmental impacts of human activity, enabling clean and affordable energy and by fighting disease and promoting health and wellbeing. But the current drivers for research and innovation are not optimally geared towards addressing these challenges. To unlock the full potential of the research and innovation system, we have to start targeting these challenges much more directly.
DPF works at the interface of science and society. We design novel interdisciplinary interactions between researchers, producers, policy makers and civil society, creating new connections to drive research and innovation towards social value creation.