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Peter Tindemans is well-known for his contributions to science, technology and innovation policy in the Netherlands, Europe and globally. He was responsible for Dutch research and science policy from 1991-1999 ; chaired the establishment of the pan-European Research and Education Networking infrastructure from 1986 till 1991 and the OECD MegaScience Forum from 1992-1999.
As an independent consultant since 1999, he keeps very engaged in developing European policies for science, technology and innovation in general, working with ministers and former EUROHORCS ; in regional innovation efforts and in European policies for Research Infrastructures, e.g. as chairman of the European Neutron Spallation Source now built in Lund. He is working with the World Bank and UNESCO in Africa, Latin-America, the Middle-East and Asia.
A founding member of Euroscience, he sat many years on its Governing Board. He convened the Science Policy Group and was as chair and member involved in ESOF Governance an Supervisory Committees. He is a director of the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschppen.