The society aims to promote the interests of biomaterials science and tissue engineering in The Netherlands and to stimulate cooperation between universities, institutions and industries in these domains.

For this purpose the society

organizes conferences such as the Annual NBTE meeting in Lunteren and the CRE@E/ICMS/NBTE Mini-symposium

promotes collaborations with related national and international societies

offers exhibition space to sponsors

awards a prize for the best thesis in biomaterials science or tissue engineering