Substantial support from a variety of organizations
NEMO is a long-term beneficiary of the VriendenLoterij. Thanks to this support, NEMO is working on the phased renewal, replacement and development of its displays and exhibitions for a broad range of visitors. This includes the addition of elements that place its exhibition objects in a historical and/or social context.Learn more
ESA is the European Space Agency: the organization responsible for the development of space travel in Europe. ESA also ensures that new services and products developed within the aerospace sector become available to the people of Europe.
Ministerie van Defensie
Technology plays an increasingly important role at the Ministry of Defense. Both NEMO and the Ministry of Defense are convinced of the importance of stimulating young people's interest in science and technology at an early stage. Through this partnership they support the activities inside and outside the museum.
The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is the Dutch space agency. Commissioned by the Dutch government, the NSO develops and implements the Dutch space programme. One task of the NSO is to strengthen communication about space travel with the aerospace sector, teachers and students, and the general public.
Supporting projects and programmes
The Bartiméus Fund is committed to all people who are blind or visually impaired, so that they can live their lives to the fullest. We contribute to the ‘See it your way’ exhibition as well as to making NEMO Science Museum sustainably accessible.
BASF creates chemistry – for a sustainable future. As the world’s leading chemical company, it combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. BASF’s portfolio is arranged into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF is a main partner in the NEMO Laboratory.
CooperVision Specialty EyeCare
CooperVision Specialty EyeCare (SEC) develops, produces and supplies rigid gas permeable lenses and soft contact lenses, including those designed for myopia control in children. The sooner myopia is diagnosed and treated at a young age, the better. It helps prevent unwanted eye problems later in life. The ‘See it your way’ exhibition teaches you how your eyes work and what you can and also what you can no longer see if you are visually impaired or even blind. Attention to good vision is key and the reason why CooperVision SEC supports this exhibition.
As a renewable energy supplier, Greenchoice works with partners to create a greener Netherlands. Greenchoice is one of NEMO’s partners in sustainability. At NEMO, we show how science and technology contribute to sustainable solutions, for example in the field of energy.
Jet-Net is the technology network for young people in the Netherlands. This partnership between business, education and government is committed to NEMO because it wants school kids to experience technology as something that is meaningful and socially relevant.
Kessler & Co
Kessler & Co is a company that drives on engineering. We find it important that people, and young people especially, are trained in science and engineering. Therefor we support the work of NEMO Science Museum.
Landelijke Stichting voor Blinden en Slechtzienden
The National Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired (LSBS), founded in 1864, aims to enable visually impaired people to develop individually and to participate and be involved in our society on an equal footing. The foundation considers it important that this equal footing and involvement attracts the attention from a young and wide audience, which is why LSBS contributes to the ‘See it your way’ summer exhibition in NEMO Science Museum.
Ever since 1947, Oogfonds (the Eye Fund) has been making it possible for everyone to be able to do something about the enormous increase in blindness, visual impairments and eye diseases in the Netherlands. So that everyone can continue to see what they love. Together we can raise more awareness for healthy eyes. The ‘See it your way’ exhibition focuses on the complexity and the value of seeing. This cooperation with NEMO is a wonderful example of the combining of strengths.
PPG is investing in the next generation of innovators. With PPG’s contribution we can make an important, positive change to the way STEM education is taught at primary schools. PPG is one of the world’s largest global suppliers of coatings with well-known brands like Sigma Coatings, Histor and Rambo.
STENIM, the Energy-Purchasing Foundation for the Metalworking and Electrical Engineering Industry, an initiative by employers’ organization FME-CWM, was founded to make a difference by reducing gas and energy expenses. Now, STENIM supports NEMO in its mission to make a social difference by promoting science and technology. STENIM’s donation will benefit the development of a new permanent exhibition on the fourth floor Humania.
Stichting Goede Doelen Nh1816 Verzekeringen
As a cooperative insurer, Nh1816’s aim is not to maximize profits. With this philosophy in mind, it supports various socially relevant projects through its Charity Foundation (Stichting Goede Doelen). One of the foundation’s goals is to get young people excited about science and technology, which is why it is making a donation to Humania, a permanent exhibition.
TechniekTalent.nu is a joint venture involving the business community, educational foundations, umbrella organizations and schools. They share one common goal: to attract more people – especially young people – to the technology sector and to keep them studying and working within the sector.
The Mondriaan Fund
The Mondriaan Fund is supporting the renovation of the first floor, which houses exhibits showing how science works. By this means, the fund also promotes NEMO’s sustainable partnerships with Teylers Museum and Boerhaave Museum, which relate to the presentation of the heritage collection.
The Regional Public Water Authority Amstel, Gooi and Vecht
Half of the land area of the Netherlands consists of polders (areas of low-lying land reclaimed from rivers or the sea, and protected by dykes) that are below sea level. That water must be clean and healthy, and its level must neither be too high nor too low. Our strong dykes hold the water at bay, thus ensuring that we stay high and dry. NEMO will be bringing this theme to the public’s attention in the very near future
VSBfonds (the VSB fund) supports ventures aimed at creating a society in which everyone participates actively, feels involved, and has opportunities for personal and social growth. By contributing to the renovation of the museum, the fund is ensuring that NEMO will be able to improve its visitors’ experience and reach an even wider audience.
Water is all around us. Around our homes, our workplaces, or the places that we use for recreation. Waternet is the only water company in the Netherlands that focuses on the natural circuit formed by all this water: the water cycle. An important part of this cycle is waste water treatment. NEMO is developing information to show visitors how this works.
Partners who have contributed to specific exhibitions:
Forbo, Schiphol, SRON and Thermo Fisher Scientific.