The NL Knowledge House (NL KH) is the home of Dutch knowledge abroad: where knowledge builds collaboration, and collaboration builds knowledge.

It co-creates knowledge on an institutional level with local counterparts in the field of education and (applied) research with other societal stakeholders, such as civil society, and the private sector, such as living labs. Hence, a quadruple helix collaboration. An NL KH serves the education, research, and social impact field as a whole.

The NL KH will work in alignment with the Education and Science network of OCW, and the Dutch embassy, and support the goals of the IKT.

The added value of the KH exists in a collaborative multidisciplinary approach between partners in the global South and North and positioning of the knowledge sector.


The NL KH offers services, information, and a platform to promote international collaboration.

The NL Knowledge House ...

  • Builds a bridge and platform through the interactive linkage between the national political agendas and the needs of the knowledge sector.
  • Identifies opportunities for collaboration, seeks new contacts, and guides institutions to promote knowledge sharing.
  • Identifies opportunities for research and innovation.
  • Connects national and international actors in education, (applied) research, civil society, and the private sector, in alignment with the government.
  • Offers an entry point for institutions and individuals to establish themselves in the region.


In July 2022 the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Research (OCW) organized a knowledge mission to Indonesia in which several knowledge institutions took part. During this mission, the NL Knowledge House concept was discussed and the first guiding principles and building blocks for the NL Knowledge House Indonesia were explored.

2023 marked the start of the first pilot of an NL Knowledge House in Indonesia. Its current members are decisive in the set-up of the initiative, which will be evaluated at the end of 2023. The Dutch Ministry of Education is closely aligned with the initiative of the NL Knowledge House.

Join the Living Lab for Renewable Energy Transition and Climate-Change Mitigation!

Are you passionate about making a real impact on the future of our planet? Do you have expertise in sustainable energy or climate change transitions, particularly in Indonesia? We invite you to be part of a transformative journey with NL Knowledge House Indonesia's Living Lab program!.

Your case study can be the catalyst for innovative (digital) student projects that tackle pressing environmental challenges. Here are just a few of the exciting possibilities:
  • Pioneer circular business models for the energy sector
  • Explore the impact of smart energy solutions on ecology
  • Investigate the impact of land, water and energy use on local food systems.
  • Explore the benefits of smart grids to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency
  • Unleash creativity in measures to boost energy efficiency, tackle waste, safeguard biodiversity, and champion social responsibility
  • Chart a course toward Green Port strategies that'll navigate us to a greener, more sustainable maritime future

The Living Lab is all about fostering collaboration among academia, industry, government, and civil society—embodying the "quadruple helix" concept. By connecting national and international actors, we provide a unique platform for collective problem-solving. Expect concrete and measurable outcomes, such as innovative products, services, methodologies, or solutions that address real-world challenges. Tangible results showcase the practical impact of this collaboration.

What is in it for you as a knowledge institution?
  • Foster (virtual) knowledge exchange, involving students from Indonesia and the Netherlands to develop their practical and international skills
  • Deepen existing collaborations while creating new ones, expanding your network with like-minded partners

What is in it for you as a business?
  • Turbocharge your innovation capacity through international cooperation
  • Amplify your network with university researchers and upcoming talented graduates
  • Engage with potential future employees who are passionate about sustainability
  • Elevate your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

Act Now!
Don't miss your chance to be a driving force in reshaping our climate future. Secure your spot by submitting your Expression of Interest before the deadline on December 15, 2023.

Next Steps:
Submitting an Expression of Interest is your first step towards this transformative journey. Selected EoIs will lead to detailed case studies paired with international teams of students from Indonesia and the Netherlands. More information is on the horizon.

Join us today and let's make a sustainable difference together!

Membership Model

Each member brings their own individual contribution. It is the combination of these members that allow for a strong network and position of the knowledge sector as a whole. Members have a stake in shaping and executing the initiative.
Members are requested to actively contribute to the agenda-setting of the entity and to seek collaboration within the NL Knowledge House when relevant. They also participate in the network of the NL Knowledge House by sharing knowledge and contacts for the greater good of the sector.

Become a Member

We welcome Indonesian and Dutch members from the knowledge sector to join the NL Knowledge House in Indonesia. For more information, please contact: Inge Hutter (chair of NL Knowledge House Indonesia, International Institute of Social Studies) through or Nanya Burki (secretariat NL Knowledge House Indonesia, Nuffic Southeast Asia) through