KIEM GoChem regeling

The KIEM-GoChem scheme, implemented by  the Taskforce for Applied Science (Regieorgaan SIA), provides funding for projects in which knowledge institutes collaborate with SMEs to carry out exploratory research in the field of sustainable chemistry. Examples include innovation projects within the chemical and chemical processing sector. This is in line with the objectives for industry in the Netherlands, namely to make all raw materials, products, and processes climate-neutral and 80% circular by 2050. A shorter term goal, for example, is to use 50% fewer primary raw materials by 2030. You can apply via the various collection rounds, the first of which will close on Tuesday 5 October 2021 (14:00).

As part of the corona measures, there is currently an exception regarding the mandatory contribution (20%) of SME participants: Rather than at least partly in cash, as previously, this contribution can now be entirely in kind. 


  • The maximum duration of the project is 12 months.
  • At least 1 SME participates in the consortium.
  • The applicant is a publicly funded higher education institution, or a researcher affiliated with one of the following knowledge institutes:
    • Dutch universities
    • KNA- and NWO-institutes
    • Netherlands Cancer Institute
    • Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen
    • DUBBLE, the Dutch-Belgium beamline of the ESRF-synchrotron in Grenoble
    • NCB Naturalis
    • Advanced Research Centre for Nanolithography (ARCNL)
    • Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology

Who Can Apply?

  • Universities of applied science
  • Scientific researchers affiliated with one of the knowledge institutes mentioned above.

Eligible Costs

  • The maximum contribution per project is €40,000.
  • SME participants have to contribute at least 20% of the total project costs. This contribution can be entirely in kind.

Evaluation Criteria

  • The project fits within the GoChem framework.
  • The project is innovative and has sufficient impact.
  • The cooperation is innovative and of high quality.
  • The project plan is of high quality.

Further collection rounds:

  • Tuesday 5 October 2021, 14.00 hours
  • Tuesday 30 October 2021, 14.00 hours (closing date of the scheme)


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

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