Katapult is one of the flagship programmes of the Dutch National STEM platform (PTvT). The programme functions as a national support network for a wide range of public-private partnerships in VET and higher education. The network includes virtually all VET providers in the Netherlands and over 10.000 companies that collectively contribute more over 1/3 of the total budget (ca. 360 million). The majority of public-private partnerships in VET are currently co-funded from the 120 million Dutch 'Regional Investment Fund VET' (RIF) and supported through each phase (application, implementation, upscaling and sustainability) by the Katapult-network (for more info about Katapult, see the full programme description or visit the Katapult website (English and Dutch only).
The Katapult-model for public-private partnerships co-funded by government recently launched the Katapult.eu toolkit, in which the most-used Katapult tools and activities have been translated and made freely available. These tools are currently being used by international partners including in the EU-funded 'Centres of Vociational Excellence'-project for water technology (CoVE Water). The website also includes a wide range of resources ranging from independent impact studies and network mappings to (English subtitled) video documentaries on the functioning of individual public-private partnerships in the Netherlands in a wide range of sectors. For more information, please visit the Katapult.eu website via the link above.