Wageningen Research, part of WUR, is a public research institute. Wageningen Research aims to solve societal issues, support the government and develop and disseminate knowledge to reinforce the Netherlands’ innovation power and competitiveness.
Wageningen Research (WR) is made up of nine research institutes for contract research. WR competes with other knowledge institutes to acquire commissions. Its main client is the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (Dutch acronym LNV), but WR also conducts research for other administrations, businesses and civic organisations.
WR is a member of the TO2-federation of organisations that engage in applied research. This federation includes such parties as TNO, Deltares, Marin and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (Dutch acronym NLR).