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RVO MIT: R&D-samenwerkingsprojecten

MKB-Innovatiestimulering Regio en Topsectoren (MIT) is part of The Netherlands Enterprise Agency that supports entrepreneurs, NGOs, knowledge institutions and organisations. They aim to improve entrepreneurship and collaboration in the Netherlands and abroad.

What is the MIT: R&D programme?

MIT: R&D-Samenwerkingsprojecten is specifically targeted for collaborative small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) developing innovative products, production process or services. In 2022, consortium should submit their application to the regional contact point where the lead party is located or when more than 50% of project costs occur in this region. Each region has their own budget. Next to that, RVO has a budget of €2,9M available for cross-regional projects. That is when the combined project costs of the lead party and the participants located in the same region as the lead party are less than 50% of the total costs.

The R&D-Samenwerkingsprojecten programme is divided into small and large R&D collaborations. Below you can find information on each part of the R&D collaboration projects, followed by information regarding consortium requirements and the scope of the MIT R&D projects.

MIT R&D Klein (Small)

Subsidy: €50,000- €200,000

Funding rate: 35% (Max €100,000 per participant, max 70% for one participant)

Deadline: Opens 1 June 2022 – 13 September 2022

Project duration: 2 years

MIT R&D Groot (Large)

Subsidy: €200,000- €350,000

Funding rate: 35% (Max €175,000 per participant, max 70% for one participant)

Deadline: Open 1 June- 13 September 2021

Project duration: 2 years

RVO: MIT R&D Collaborative Projects Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Scope: This call is open to SME consortia contributing to the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. SMEs often don’t have sufficient knowledge on AI in-house to use its full potential. This call aims to accelerate the knowledge, innovation, and usage of AI technology within SMEs. Projects should contribute to the generic development of AI through the use of machine learning, including supervised learning, unsupervised learning and reinforcement learning.

For this call, consortia can submit their application directly to RVO.

Total Budget: €2.9M

Deadline: Open until May 2022

Read more about this call or visit the RVO website


MIT R&D: General information

Consortium: A consortium needs to consist of a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 SMEs. Only Dutch SMEs are eligible for funding. Other (foreign) partners can participate at own expense.

Scope: The project consists of industrial research and/or experimental development. Requests are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Technological renewal or substantial new uses of an existing product, product, process, or service;
  • Economic value creation for participants in the MIT-R&D cooperation, in the relevant top sectors, or the Dutch economy;
  • The quality of R&D cooperation, reflecting at least the level of complementarity of the participants, the capacities of the participants and the quality of the project organization;
  • Combinations of sectors that are not conventional.

Activities covered: Really early R&D activities concerning:

  • Industrial research
  • Experimental development

Additional Information:

  • MIT R&D Groot is available for every region.
  • A company is allowed to have multiple MIT R&D partnerships for different projects.


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About RVO

RvO – The Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports entrepreneurs, NGOs, knowledge institutions and organisations. They are a government agency which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Its activities are commissioned by the various Dutch ministries and the European Union.

RVO aims to improve entrepreneurship and collaboration in the Netherlands and abroad. RVO provides a diverse portfolio of Research and Development grants, tax schemes and loans. RVO is also the National Contact Point for many European funding programmes.

Visit the RVO website for more information.


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