NWO – TTW Open Technology Program (OTP)

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The aim of the NWO – TTW – OTP program is to stimulate application-oriented scientific research, i.e. projects that combine excellent science with concrete application possibilities of the results.

Target group

Consortia of scientific research groups and “users” (parties that will market or exploit the results of the research). Researchers and users can make their own agreements about the rights to use the results or can request support from NWO.


You can be an applicant when:

  • you are a Ph.D. researcher at a Dutch university, KNAW or NWO institute, or a knowledge institute recognized by NWO.
  • you have an appointment for at least the duration of the application process and the duration of the research for which funding is requested

Users must contribute cash and in-kind to the project budget. Co-financing now mandatory above € 600,000 programme budget.


A maximum of € 850,000 can be applied for per project.

The grant and cash cofinancing are intended to cover the marginal costs of the scientific research groups:

  • Appointment of temporary staff
  • Consumables and travel expenses
  • Investments


Research proposals may be submitted on an ongoing basis. The maximum budget for 2021 has been reached. Proposals can be submitted again from January 2022.

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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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