The Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation is in essence an Academy of Engineering, membership in which is by peer election. Its membership totals around eighty members. Members are distinguished persons, professionally active in the Netherlands from industry as well as from universities (especially those with engineering and technology faculties) and (applied) research organisations in the field of technology, technical sciences and engineering. The President of the Netherlands Royal Institute of Engineers occupies a quality seat. Active membership expires five years after retirement. A balanced segmentation of members from different scientific disciplines, technology fields and industry sectors is aimed at.