Funding news

Updates to Dutch funding programmes

There have been some recent updates to the Dutch funding programmes. Below we highlight the most important information.

OP Oost

OP Oost published a new update on the available budget on their website. There’s still budget available for all tenders and topics in both provinces (Overijssel and Gelderland). Only for the General Innovation – Cluster and Networking tender for Overijssel, the budget will be depleted if all submitted projects will be granted. Proposals can be submitted until 28th of February 2019.

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Additionally, the RVO announced that the budget for BMKB (Borgstellingskrediet MKB) will be increased from €600M to €740M. With the BMKB the government provides a guarantee for companies that want to take out a loan, but that can not offer enough collateral by themselves.

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TTW Perspectief

NWO published the new TTW Perspectief call in the beginning of October. Multiple changes have been made to the program text, for example: the project must provide a substantial contribution to at least one of the Dutch key technologies or Dutch societal challenges. Furthermore, an additional module “Governance” has been added in order to promote utilization.

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Last but not least, ZonMw announced a new grant programme “Voor Elkaar!” This program will provide funding for organisations for people with (chronic) illness, impairment or a mental illness. The aim of this program is to strengthen the position of these people. Several tenders (with different scopes) for this programme will be released until 2022.

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