Virtueel Platform has been the sector institute for digital culture from 2007 till 2012. The institute promoted and strengthened the digital culture sector in the Netherlands and abroad.
In Virtueel Platform’s practise, digital culture had at its heart the fairly recent disciplines of interaction design, game design, media and electronic arts, social media communication, and other forms of born-digital culture. It also included practices from more traditional cultural disciplines such as architecture, film, performing arts, etc., which are deeply influenced by the adoption of digital techniques. Virtueel Platform was an independent foundation subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences.
Virtueel Platform seeked to track, document and enrich the cross-pollination between society and emerging new media practices. The institute provided support and advice to all organisations and businesses seeking to use digital culture as a creative spark for progress.
Virtueel Platform has merged with the Netherlands Architecture Institute and Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion on 1 January 2013.