Traditionally, The Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) distributes the FWO yearbook in the run-up to the Flemish and federal elections, a memorandum in which the FWO gives their idea on fundamental research in the next policy period. Veronique Van Speybroeck is the head of the Center for Molecular Modeling at Ghent University and has been arguing for strengthening fundamental research in the last years, along with colleagues from other Flemish universities. Together with nine other researchers and policy makers, she is included in the FWO yearbook. In a double interview with Herman Van Goethem, rector of the UAntwerpen, Veronique Van Speybroeck gives her vision on funding and procedures at the FWO and their influence on the career of researchers. Both argue for the importance of fundamental research in a knowledge-driven society. The full interview can be found here (in Dutch).