MOOI – Mission-driven Research, Development, and Innovation

MOOI ook voor hernieuwbare energie

The Topsector Energy includes a new grant scheme: The Mission-driven Research, Development, and Innovation (MOOI) scheme. This scheme supports large-scale projects with integral solutions that contribute to the climate goals. Within this scheme, consortia can submit projects under the themes ‘Wind at Sea’, ‘Renewable Electricity on Land’, ‘Built Environment’, and ‘Industry’.

System Innovations

The Netherlands faces a major CO2-reduction challenge in the coming years. For this reason, grant schemes are established for different stages of development. Whilst many schemes are aimed at developing innovative products and processes, the MOOI scheme is aimed specifically towards system innovations that provide a complete solution to users’ problems. These projects should involve industrial research and experimental development, and should be in the pilot phase (TRL 3–5). The development of a prototype is permitted, whereas the actual testing in representative environments is not.

Target groups

Consortia comprising a broad variety of partners, including companies as well as research organisations and civil society organisations.


Within this scheme, budgets are available for the following themes:

  • Wind at Sea (€10.1 million)
  • Renewable Electricity on Land (€10.9 million)
  • Built Environment (€27 million)
  • Industry (€17 million)

Important Elements

It is important to pay attention to the following elements:

  • Cost reduction and optimisation (safe and affordable upscaling)
  • Integration in the energy system (including storage and conversion)
  • Integration in the area (ecology and multi-use)


  • The proposal must meet the objectives of an Multi-annual Mission-driven Innovation Programma (MMIP; see below)
  • The consortium comprised a broad variety of partners (including a minimum of three companies).
  • The integrated approach is reflected in multidisciplinary collaboration between companies and stakeholders.
  • The work has not commenced before the submission of the final grant application.
  • The maximum project duration is four years.
  • The minimum project size is €2 million.


MOOI – total budget of €65 million):

  • Wind at sea: €10.1 million
  • Renewable electricity on land: €10.9 million
  • Built environment: €27 million
  • Industry: €17 million


  • Pre-registration: on 18 May 2020
  • Full submission: on 6 October 2020


The submitted projects are compared for evaluation in a tendering procedure. The best projects will receive grants until the budget is exhausted.


The MMIPs are:

Wind at seaMMIP 1: Renewable electricity at sea1. Cost reduction and optimisation
2. Integration within the energy system
3. Integration in the environment
MMIP 8: Electrification and radically renewed processes1. Production of hydrogen, molecules, and innovative renewable fuels
2. Electrical equipment and electrically driven processes
3. Flexibilisation and digitalisation
4. (Radically) renewed processes
5. Societal implications of industrial electrification
MMIP 13: A robust and socially supported energy systemThis encompasses all other missions, and is directed towards knowledge and innovations that enable the transition of the energy system.
Hydrogen programmeInnovation, upscaling, acceleration, knowledge development, and synergy in the field of hydrogen.
Renewable electricity on landMMIP 2: Renewable electricity generation on land1A. Enablers and broadly applicable innovations in technology (generic)
1B. Enablers and broadly applicable innovations in market and policy (generic)
2A. Solar power systems in the built environment
2B. Solar power systems in rural areas
2C. Wind farms in rural areas
2D. Other options for electricity generation on land and in the built environment
MMIP 13: a robust and socially supported energy systemSee above
Built environmentMMIP 2: Renewable electriciy generation on landSee above
MMIP 3: Acceleration of energy renovations in the built environment1. Development of integrated renovation concepts
2. Industrialisation and digitalisation of the renovation process
3. Placing property owners and users centre stage in energy renovations
MMIP 4: Sustainable heat exchange in the built environment1. Heat pumps
2. Delivery, ventilation, and tap water systems
3. Heat battery
4. Sustainable heating networks
5. Large-scale thermic storage
6. Geothermal energy
7. LT sources such as aquathermal and thermal energy
MMIP 5: Electrification of the energy system in the built environment5.1 Smart energy usage in/between buildings by its users
5.2 Flexibility of/for the energy system (in the built environment)
5.3 System design for the electriciy system in the built environment
5.4 Local flexibility to the benefit of the entire electricity system
MMIP 13: A robust and socially supported energy systemSee above
IndustryMMIP 6: Closure of industrial chains1. Circular plastics
2. Bio-based materials for products and transport fuels
3. CCU
4. Circulaire non-ferrometalen
5. CCS
MMIP 7: A CO2-free industrial heat system1. Maximising process-efficicency
2. Reuse, upgrading, and storage of heat
3. Deep and ultradeep geothermal energy for industry
4. Application of climate-neutral fuels
5. System concepts for ground-coupled heat exchangers
MMIP 8: Electrification and radically renewed processesSee above
MMIP 13: A robust and socially supported energy systemSee above


The numbers and conditions mentioned in this text are based on the MOOI opening in 2020 and the MMIP opening in 2019. The budgets and rules regarding grants may be subject to change.

This fact sheet aims to provide a quick overview of the objectives, structure and conditions of this grant scheme. No conclusions can be drawn from this information. Moreover, this document has no legal status.

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