A selection of prominent programmes:
WBSO stands for Wet ter Bevordering van Speur en Ontwikkelingswerk, a beautiful Dutch translation of Research and Development.
European Regional Development Fund – ERDF
ERDF contributes to the improvement of the competitive position, economic growth, increased quality of life and more sustainable development in Europe. In the Netherlands, the ERDF focuses on improving regional competitive positions and increasing employment opportunities.
Eurostars supports international innovation projects led by innovative and R&D-driven SMEs.
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
The RAAK scheme aims to encourage cooperation between universities of applied sciences, entrepreneurs and the public sector in order to continue to innovate education, boost practice-oriented research, enhance the innovative capacity of SMEs and improve professional practice.
The innovation box (innovatiebox) is a tax measure that aims to stimulate R&D within the Dutch business community