IPN is a national platform for Dutch ICT research field. ICT research has a huge impact on our daily lives. Often we are not even aware that we use the results of ICT research. Dozens of times a day IPN, ICT in the Netherlands as a scientific discipline in a stronger position and makes it visible.

By coordinating the Dutch ICT efforts IPN acts as the point of contact to policymakers, politics, business and other civil society groups. Researchers in computer science and closely related disciplines such as electrical engineering, communications and signal processing are increasingly working together. IPN promotes this change towards an ICT research field and contributes actively to this.