Dutch Grant


The Northern Netherlands Alliance (SNN): a partnership of the three northern provinces (Drenthe, Fryslan, Groningen) and the four largest cities (Assen, Emmen, Groningen, Leeuwarden) of the Northern Netherlands. They are committed to making the region even more beautiful. The Northern Netherlands wants to be an inspiring example of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. 

Innoveren Via Softwareontwikkeling (2020)

Subsidy: max. €50,000

Total budget: €2,000,000 (the budget has now been exceeded. Not all projects have been processed yet, so there is a chance that budget will still be avaialble. Thus, it is still possible to submit an application).

Funding rate: 35%

Deadlines: 31 December 2021

Project duration: 1,5 year

Consortium: Small and medium-sized businesses located in Drenthe, Friesland or Groningen.

Scope: With this subsidy it is possible to develop a new software product or service up to the stage where it can be tested by end users.The project focuses on innovation and renewal in the field of software development. The innovation contributes to a social interest.


Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland – Valorisatie

Subsidy: TBD (project dependent)

Total budget: €2,379,289

Funding rate: 35%

Deadlines: 1 July 2020

Project duration: 3 years

Consortium: Dutch SMEs in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe who develop an innovation, possibly in collaboration with knowledge institutions and large companies.

Scope: The grant helps companies, but also knowledge institutions, to develop more promising innovative products and services which can enter the market.

The innovative products, concepts, technologies and services should be at the developmental stage. The idea behind is to have a clear and good planning regarding the idea in terms of further  development and testing.


Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland – Proeftuinen

Subsidy: TBD (project dependent)

Total budget: €4,000,000

Funding rate: 40%

Deadlines: 1 July 2020

Project duration: 3 years

Consortium: The Dutch innovation clusters (one legal entity) in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe who manage and perform variety of testing ground activities.

Scope: Entrepreneurs can test innovative new products in a testing ground. With the new or improved testing grounds, innovative SMEs in Drenthe, Fryslân and Groningen save time and money and new products are brought onto the market more easily and quickly.

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About SNN – The Northern Netherlands Alliance

The Northern Netherlands Alliance fulfills several functions. They are an administrative organization through which the three provinces and the four large cities in the region coordinate their spatial planning and economic strategy. They are a Management Authority (MA) for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

SNN is a united voice from the Northern Netherlands, representing the region in The Hague and Brussels. They are a network organization that enables businesses, knowledge institutes, regional authorities and civil society organizations to meet and combine their strengths to foster innovation – both in the Netherlands as well as in Europe.

Visit the SNN website for more information.


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