Just over 50 % of research conducted in the Netherlands is financed by the private sector, 33.2 % by the public sector, 12.7 % from abroad and almost 3 % from the third sector. Whilst there was a dip in private sector funding in 2009, attributed to the financial crisis, private sector funding has been on the highest level since 1999 in 2014. Public funding has equally increased more or less steadily. Measured in funding received, the private sector also conducts most of the research (56 %), followed by HEIs (32.1 %). All other institutions (public and third sector) put together conduct 11 % of all research in the Netherlands.
-  Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek 2016. According to the Centraal Bureau voor deStatistiek R&D includes basic and applied research as well as development defined similar to thedefinitions in the Frascati Manual (explanatory note belonging to the table Sect. 2).
-  Mostert 2012, p. 3.
-  Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek 2011, 2016.
-  Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek 2016.