• Below, you will find an overview of the schemes and calls that are currently relevant for creative professionals and enterprising researchers. You will also find opportunities for collaboration and answers to your innovation questions.


Programmes | collaboration | knowledge questions


Innovation brokers

For entrepreneurs | Continuous

An innovation broker can contribute ideas to SMEs who want to innovate within the mission-driven top sectors and innovation policy. They can contribute ideas about, for example, the process, the content, the network and the financing of projects. They do this by organising innovation sessions, by 1-on-1 guidance or by guiding you through a validation process.

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Connection between entrepreneurs and researchers


For entrepreneurs & researchers | Continuous

GoCI accelerates innovation in the creative industries. As a creative professional, do you want to know more about knowledge-driven research and development into opportunities for innovation, do you have an innovation need or are you looking for partners? Or are you as a researcher looking for SMEs in the creative industries to do research with? GoCI can help.

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Collaboration | knowledge questions | systematic solutions


For entrepreneurs | Continuous

Are you an investigative entrepreneur in the creative industry? Do you have a good idea, but are you looking for partners, knowledge or systematic solutions? Do you want to start a project on a major social challenge, but are you running up against barriers? CLICKNL offers entrepreneurs in the creative industry the stage!

programme | public private partnerships

PPS grant

For researchers & entrepreneurs | Continuous

TKI CLICKNL has been set up with the aim of strengthening public private partnerships in research and innovation in the Creative Industry. This includes, amongst others, inviting those interested to apply for a so-called PPS grant. TKI CLICKNL can apply for a PPS project grant from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to help finance public private research projects. The PPS can lead to a grant of 30% above the private contributions for each research project.

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Continuous call | Internet projects with social value

SIDN Fund: Continuous call pioneers

For entrepreneurs | Continuous

Do you have a promising idea for an internet project with social value? A project that contributes to a strong internet with strong users? And are you looking for funding to develop your idea into a demo, pilot or experimental design? Starting now, you can continuously submit an application (applications up to 10,000 euros) to SIDN Fonds.

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Fiscal programme | research & development


For entrepreneurs | Continuous

Are you an entrepreneur in the creative industry who carries out research or development projects? And do you want to lower your R&D costs? Then maybe you can use the R&D tax credit programme WBSO. With the WBSO, companies can lower the wage costs for R&D and other R&D costs and expenditures, such as prototypes or research equipment. You can deduct the tax benefit in your tax return to the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration.

Temporary Calls

Human Capital NWO

KIC Human Capital

For researchers | Deadline: 15 June, 2021

In the programme Human Capital, researchers and professional practitioners study how the connection between education and the employment market can be improved. How can companies make effective use of their human capital? Which 21st-century skills are important for children, and how can they best acquire these? And which underlying neurocognitive learning principles and neurophysiological effects play a role in this?

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KIC Societal Earning Capacity

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 17 June, 2021

Innovation is essential for a vibrant economy that also tackles societal challenges. This requires interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration, (further) development of, among other things, revenue models, new forms of collaboration and behavioural change, innovation methodologies, governance and financing models and policy.

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Building on Talent 2021

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 21 June, 2021

Creative Fund NL is looking for experienced design agencies within the disciplines of architecture, design and digital culture who, with a contribution from the Stimuleringsfonds, want to enter into a collaboration project for a period of approximately three months with a talented starting maker or designer.

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Vital cities and towns #1

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 30 June, 2021

The call offers space for approximately 200 innovation vouchers, with which local authorities and semi-public organisations can call in extra design power to explore and strengthen their policy. With the vouchers they can commission spatial designers and researchers for a design study into the local consequences of these major tasks.

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Sustainable Economy and space #1

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 31 July, 2021

This call focuses on the spatial implications of the economy of the future, which is sustainable, circular and knowledge-intensive, so that the Netherlands can maintain its position in the top five of the most competitive countries in the world. An optimal coordination of living, working and moving in and near the cities and a good business climate in all regions are important for this.

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Beautiful production landscapes

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 20 September, 2021

The Creative Industries Fund NL invites coalitions of provinces, municipalities, area developers, landowners, energy companies, network managers, food producers, nature organisations, heritage specialists and (collectives of) residents to work together with designers on new strategic visions or design proposals for the transition of our production landscape.

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Take-off hbo | Submission round September

For researchers | Deadline: 21 September, 2021

As a student, teacher or researcher at a university of applied sciences, do you have a creative idea, based on research results, that is a possible solution to a social problem? Take-off hbo offers you the financial scope to conduct a feasibility study. This way, you can map out the technical and economic opportunities and risks of your idea.


Food and greenery - thematic issues

For researchers | Deadline: 12 October, 2021

The green domain has many socially relevant and urgent issues. For example, how do we ensure climate-robust agriculture? How do we improve nature-inclusive behaviour of citizens? With the Thematic Issues scheme Taskforce for Applied Research SIA is calling on universities of applied sciences to conduct research within a number of established themes in the green domain.

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KIEM GoCI | Submission round 4

For entrepreneurs & researchers | Deadline: 30 november 2021

The KIEM GoCI scheme subsidises and facilitates one-year exploratory research and / or practice-oriented research. The aim of the scheme is to stimulate and set up new partnerships between SMEs and knowledge institutions.


Projects Fieldlab UPPS

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 31 December, 2021

Fieldlab UPPS invites design-driven SMEs and creative professionals to submit project proposals for the design of Ultra Personalized Products & Services. In this third Call, a number of projects are again awarded funding. Fieldlab UPPS offers support from experts in the design of UPPS. And it is possible to experiment with facilities such as 3D / 4D scanners and printers.

More regulations & Calls

This is just a selection of all the available regulations & calls. Also have a look at Creative Industries Fund NL, SIDN fund, RVO, NWO, NPO Fund and Regieorgaan SIA.