TI-COAST, Top Institute for Comprehensive Analytical Science and Technology, shortly COAST, is an independent foundation setting out to innovate analytical science and technology and its education. The lean-and-mean organization structure of COAST is exclusively funded by its participants, who contribute an annual membership fee. In doing so, they emphasize their strong commitment to the COAST mission. COAST executes an integrated strategic agenda of Research&Innovation, Pool for Talents, Community&Networks, Communication and Representation.
COAST pays explicit attention to the advancement of analytical technology in selected application areas in so-called Application Domain Subcommunities, thereby facilitating the employment of analytical science and technology as crucial success factor for innovation for the benefit of societal challenges, such as Energy transition, Circularity and Health and healthcare. COAST is recognized as Community of Innovation by ChemistryNL (topsector Chemistry).