Mediating between knowledge innovative companies and talent

PCDI acts as a mediator that connects knowledge innovative companies to the PCDI network of talented PhDs. PCDI has built an international community of a couple of thousand early career researchers, who are actively preparing for the next step in their career.

The majority of this group will land into a career outside academia. PCDI strives to keep this (international) talent for the Dutch economy. It shows what opportunities at PhD level are present in small and bigger international companies in the Netherlands. Moreover, PCDI also provides insights into the preparations early career researchers can make for a smooth transition out of academia.

  • PCDI partners with SME and industry to develop programmes preparing PhDs to embark on a career outside academia. These programmes offer a platform to knowledge innovative companies, umbrella - and/or network organisations to present themselves and meet talented researchers. Providing in-dept information they are embraced by PhDs for making them able to choose a work environment that suits their profile.
  • PCDI‘s programmes support ECRs to increase their employability outside academia. Step by step they work towards their next position in which they can optimally deploy their talent for societal or economic needs.