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At present, there are already around 100,000 difficult-to-fill vacancies in the technical and ICT sectors, and these shortages are expected to increase in the coming years. This poses a threat to both the digital and energy transition. It is time to take action.

Action Plan for Green and Digital Jobs

The government has developed a generic labor market tightness policy targeting the overall labor market, with the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap and the Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid taking the lead. Additionally, work is currently underway on an Action Plan for Green and Digital Jobs, with the Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat leading the way. The Topsector Energie actively contributes to this initiative.

The Action Plan consists of four pillars:

  • Increasing enrollment in STEM education
  • Retaining and increasing the influx of technical jobs
  • Increasing labor productivity
  • Improving governance

Labor-saving innovations, therefore, arise from the third pillar of the Action Plan (outlined below).

Diagram arbeidsbesparende innovaties

Energy innovation policy to increase labor productivity

Currently the Topsector Energie already funds innovations that result in labor savings as a byproduct simply because they reduce costs. Nearly all of these innovations are digital and technological in nature. In addition to digital and technological innovations, process or chain innovations also lead to labor savings.

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Labor-saving innovations in practice: Bluestream Offshore

Building blocks of the "Energy-saving Innovations" program

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