NWO Grant

NWO Open Technology Programme (OTP)

The NWO Open Technology Programme (OTP) focuses on technical-scientific research and is characterised by the absence of disciplinary boundaries. The Open Technology Programme aims to realise knowledge transfer between technical sciences and users, which is in line with the mission of the NWO domain Applied and Engineering Sciences. Research applications are tested on both scientific quality and the utilisation perspective. Both criteria are given equal weight in the decision-making process.

Subsidy: €850,000 (up to €1,000,000 if an investment of €150,000 is included)

Funding rate: 100% up to €600,000 or 75% higher than €600,000

Deadlines: 15 December 2022

Project duration: 6 years

Consortium: Main applicant: Professor from Dutch university, UMC, or Research institute. Companies participate as potential users proving in kind / in cash contribution (25% of the amount exceeding €600,000)

Scope: NWO TTW aims to bring scientific research together with potential users, as to realize knowledge transfer. Criteria are excellent scientific quality and utilization and the call is characterized by an absence of disciplinary boundaries. To assure utilization, a user committee must be installed, consisting of at least four users, of which at least two companies.

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About NWO and the Open Technology Programme (OTP)

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) ensures quality and innovation in science and facilitates its impact on society. Its main task is to fund scientific research at public research institutions in the Netherlands, especially universities.

NWO focuses on all scientific disciplines and fields of research. The funds are allocated by means of a national competition on the basis of quality and independent assessment and selection procedures. NWO plays several roles as a broad, national research organisation that actively contributes to various elements of national science and innovation policy.

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