A selection of prominent programmes:
COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology
This European scheme focuses on connecting research initiatives across Europe, allowing researchers and developers to share ideas and cooperate when necessary.
EFRO contributes to the improvement of the competitive position, economic growth, increased quality of life and more sustainable development in Europe. In the Netherlands, the EFRO focuses on improving regional competitive positions and increasing employment opportunities.
Eurostars supports international innovation projects led by innovative and R&D-driven SMEs.
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
HFSP is a ‘niche’ program for funding frontier research in the life sciences. It supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research that focuses on the complex mechanisms of living organisms.
The innovation box (innovatiebox) is a tax measure that aims to stimulate R&D within the Dutch business community
The Innovation Credit finances the development of new products, processes or services with a rock-solid business case.
Interreg’s goal is to reduce the economic differences that exist between different EU regions and member states
MIT – Innovation stimulant for small and medium-sized enterprises
The MIT scheme offers various grant opportunities to SMEs , looking beyond regional boundaries and in line with the Top Sectors
UIA – Urban Innovative Actions
The Urban Innovative Actions initiative aims at finding and testing new solutions to sustainable urban development issues that are relevant for the whole of the European Union.