V.O. has become sponsor of the Hartstichting, the non-profit organisation that raises funds in the battle against cardiovascular disease. Annually, the Hartstichting invests millions of euros in scientific research. The collaboration focuses primarily on advice and information relating to intellectual property law, and making agreements in this regard with researchers. The Hartstichting can call on the expertise of V.O. to further develop its views and policy regarding IP rights and possible revenues. See also https://www.hartstichting.nl/wetenschappelijk-onderzoek.