About us

Lung Foundation Netherlands initiated the activities for LONGFONDS | Accelerate in 2017. The international Accelerate programme reflects the new approach adopted by Lung Foundation Netherlands. We bring task forces together and coordinate their activities. Our mission is to accelerate a significant breakthrough in finding a solution for more than 1.2 million Dutch people who suffer from a lung disease such as asthma and COPD.

Lung Foundation Netherlands has promoted and financed major scientific research designed to generate vital knowledge about chronic pulmonary diseases for decades. In addition, Lung Foundation Netherlands is committed to improving treatment, providing information and requesting public and political attention for themes such as healthy air.

Why the partners collaborate

The Lung Foundation Netherlands and the partners joining forces in the Accelerate programme aim to enhance the impact of scientific research in order to find solutions for lung patients in the near future. 

Organisation behind LONGFONDS | Accelerate

The Accelerate programme is managed by a part-time programme manager and research innovation manager employed by Lung Foundation Netherlands. A special Patient Advisory Committee is involved at all times. A Translational and a Knowledge Valorisation Committee ensure practical application of the fundamental research results. The Lung Foundation Netherlands organises frequent plenary meetings of the consortium partners, social partners, the Scientific Board and the Patient Advisory Committee to stimulate and facilitate knowledge exchange. The Lung Foundation Netherlands takes on the role of organiser/coordinator and chairman in these meetings.