The NWO is a Dutch organization for scientific research. With an annual budget of over 600 million Euros, it is the largest financer of science in the Netherlands. The goal of the NWO is to improve the quality of scientific research and stimulation of new developments, specifically the ones that can benefit the society. The main way of doing this is by distributing funds to research projects. It is for this reason that the NWO is participating in the Dutch project IMDI.
Project IMDI (Innovative Medical Devices Initiative) wishes to keep investing and keep developing the Dutch knowledge structure with regard to medical devices. Investing in the research and development of these devices will lead to better healthcare and lower health care costs in the long term.