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.
Interreg’s goal is to reduce the economic differences that exist between different EU regions and member states
Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine programme (EMR): Energy
From 31 August onwards, applications can be submitted for the new Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine programme, with a focus on energy. The grant is intended for projects that facilitate more efficient use of resources, especially within 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
RDM – R&D Mobility Sectors
In order to maintain and improve the competitive position of Dutch companies within the automotive, aviation and maritime sectors and to support investments in research and development projects, R&D Mobility Sectors was established.
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.