Nikhef collaborates in many different ways, both nationally and internationally:
- Nikhef coordinates the Dutch activities in the area of subatomic physics, for which purpose it has created the Nikhef partnership.
- Internationally, Nikhef is a partner in a number of large-scale experiments in the area of particle and astroparticle physics.
Besides pure science, Nikhef has a range of ways to work with Dutch industry and start-ups. The mission of Nikhef underlines the importance of knowledge and technology transfer of the innovative technologies that have been developed, to other parties such as industry, civil society and the general public. This results in Nikhef having a number of partners in the area of innovation in instrumentation, technology and computing.