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Analytical science plays a crucial role in economic and societal dynamics in the Netherlands. Positioned between fundamental sciences and final application, analytical science is at the heart of innovation. COAST aims to advance Dutch excellence in its topsectors by providing pivotal analytical knowledge and instruments based on fundamental science and by ensuring transfer of analytical expertise between application areas.

Innovating analytical science and technology, connecting education and unlocking state-of-the-art research facilities to serve application areas and promote new economic activities.

COAST participants are both public and private organisations that develop or apply innovative analytical techniques.

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