HCSS and TNO have taken the initiative to establish the Centre of Expertise on Resources (COE-Resources). We think that, next to ongoing research and other existing activities in this field, an additional focus on strategic questions related to geopolitical trends and developments is useful in order to anticipate risks and opportunities related to the sustainable security of supply of resources. With our combined knowledge on geopolitics, foresight, technology, and environmental policies we feel that, through this Centre, we can contribute substantially to strengthening the position of both Dutch industry and government in the near future, in a time when resource dependency will become an even greater issue for all actors. The project is supported by Triple E consulting.