• 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.

Support

Programmes | collaboration | knowledge questions

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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

GoCI

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

SO:AP

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!

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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

WBSO

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.

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Topicality Grant Netspar

For researchers & specialists | Ongoing

Topicality projects aim to formulate solutions for pressing, strictly defined issues within the Netspar (Network for Pensions, Aging and Retirement) research agenda. They are also intended to promote partnership between scholars and professional experts. This scheme is ongoing. Netspar aims to award approximately 7 projects annually.

Temporary Calls

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NWA -Urban Bridge and Quay Wall Innovations

For researchers | Deadline: 18 January, 2022

This call for proposals calls on knowledge institutions and other interested parties to develop research projects aimed at knowledge gaps related to the development of sustainable solutions for technical and process challenges related to the restoration, renewal and management of bridges and quay walls in a complex urban context.

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NWA - Towards a practical Safe-by-Design approach for chemical products and processes

For researchers | Deadline: 18 January, 2022

This thematic programme of the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) is aimed at the development and implementation of a practical Safe-by-Design approach for the design of chemical substances, materials, products and processes.

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NWA - Getting a grip on juvenile crime

For researchers | Deadline: 20 January, 2022

Serious and organised crime is a social problem with huge consequences for society. Preventing adolescents from becoming involved in these types of criminality and developing a criminal career requires insight into the background of the people concerned, the entrance mechanisms and the effectiveness of interventions that play a role in this process.

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NWA - Transition to a circular and emission-free building industry

For researchers | Deadline: 20 January, 2022

This thematic programme of the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) focuses on realising breakthroughs and developing action perspectives that contribute to the transition of the construction sector, and to renovation projects in particular.

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Media Futures

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 27 January, 2022

The MediaFutures support programme is looking for artists and startups eager to reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content.

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Worth Partnership Project

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 2 February, 2022

WORTH Partnership Project is funded by the European Commission under COSME, the EU Programme for the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The project focuses on lifestyle industries, including fashion and textile, footwear, leather and fur, furniture/home decoration/interior design, jewellery and accessories.

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Immerse\Interact

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 8 February, 2022

The crossover between film, design and digital culture has created a new field in which digital pioneers, interactive designers and graphic designers work together with directors, screenwriters and producers on innovative media productions. Together they explore the future of storytelling in a changing media landscape. This future is digital, sometimes interactive, sometimes immersive, sometimes in co-creation with an audience, but always thought from the power of the story.

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It takes a village to raise a child

For researchers | Deadline: 15 February, 2022

This call for grants focuses on the ethical issues or dilemmas that arise when involving, organising and collaborating with the environment in the approach (and prevention) of problems faced by young people. The end product must enable the end user to deal responsibly with the perceived ethical issues or dilemmas and thus be able to improve their work practice and/or policy. In addition, this project also produces an end product for young people.

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Digitisation in Healthcare

For researchers | Deadline: 15 February, 2022

This call focuses on the ethical, legal and professional issues and dilemmas surrounding the influence of clinical decision support systems on the doctor-patient relationship, with an emphasis on joint decision-making. Th end product should enable the user to deal responsibly with the perceived ethical issues or dilemmas and thus be able to improve their work practice and/or policy.

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NWA - Animal-free assessment models: acceptance and implementation

For researchers | Deadline: 17 February, 2022

This programme focuses on the acceptance and implementation of existing animal-free models in the safety assessment of substances for humans with associated legislation and regulations. Consortia contribute to this in a multidisciplinary, integrated manner.

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Innofest X SIA

For researchers | Deadline: 1 March, 2022

Together with Innofest, the Taskforce for Applied Research SIA gives researchers from universities of applied sciences the opportunity to test their prototype or conduct an experiment at a festival or in a living lab. With this, they want to stimulate research and entrepreneurship at universities of applied sciences and we bring the results of practice-oriented research to the attention.

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RAAK-sme

For researchers | Deadline: 8 March 2022

For 2-year research by universities of applied sciences together with SMEs. Lecturers and researchers from universities of applied sciences conduct practice-oriented research together with SMEs to take innovation in SMEs a step further. The results of the research also help to keep education at universities of applied sciences up to date and contribute to the scientific knowledge base of the theme on which the research takes place.

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KIEM Circular Economy

For researchers | Deadline: 15 March, 2022

For 1-year exploratory research by universities of applied sciences, universities or other knowledge institutions into the circular economy. This scheme encourages the setting up of new partnerships in the field of circular economy between SMEs and/or practical partners and colleges, universities or other knowledge institutions. The partnerships conduct exploratory practice-oriented research into (innovation around) circular economy.

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food and greenery - Sustainable marine entrepreneurship

For researchers | Deadline: 15 March, 2022

For 4-year research by universities of applied sciences together with SMEs and public institutions. It is getting busier in our North Sea. With shipping, fishing, generating energy in wind farms and aquaculture, such as the cultivation of shellfish. The aim of the Sustainable Marine Entrepreneurship scheme is to ultimately achieve a balance by 2050 between ecological capacity and water management (flood risk management, freshwater supply and water quality) on the one hand, and the tasks for renewable energy, food, fisheries and other economic activities on the other.

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Food and Greenery: Recycle stimulator

For researchers | Deadline: 15 March, 2022

For 2-year research by universities of applied sciences together with SMEs or public institutions. Entrepreneurs need direction and support in their development towards circular agriculture. Within this theme, the central question is: How can the entrepreneur gain more insight into the costs, results and effects of available action perspectives for the transition to circular agriculture in his own company?

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Working differently on living

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 28 March, 2022

The Netherlands faces a complex housing challenge. How can this challenge be tackled sustainably, inclusively and based on current and future housing needs? The Creative Industries Fund NL invites designers to work together with governments, organisations, experts and citizens on an integrated approach to current and future housing issues.

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Digital Transformation and Green Economy

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 31 March, 2022

Society is currently experiencing a transition in the Digital and Green Economy area. The call offers the opportunity to companies to bring forward their business propositions, which will leverage on space and advanced digital green technologies for delivering sustainable solutions.

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SPRONG 2022

For researchers | Deadline: 31 May, 2022

SPRONG stimulates collaboration between research groups from different universities of applied sciences that have the potential to develop into a powerful SPRONG group within 8 years. A SPRONG group consists of a collaboration between (at least) 2 universities of applied sciences and partners in practice, such as companies from the professional field (e.g. SMEs), public institutions and governments. Powerful SPRONG groups have a broad impact on the quality of the research of the universities involved.

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Immerse\Interact

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 30 August, 2022

The crossover between film, design and digital culture has created a new field in which digital pioneers, interactive designers and graphic designers work together with directors, screenwriters and producers on innovative media productions. Together they explore the future of storytelling in a changing media landscape. This future is digital, sometimes interactive, sometimes immersive, sometimes in co-creation with an audience, but always thought from the power of the story.

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KIEM-green pilot scheme practicals

For researchers | Deadline: 13 September, 2022

For 1-year research by MBO institutions in collaboration with a research group from a university of applied sciences and 2 practical partners, of which at least 1 from an SME. Practorates are expertise platforms with a research component, organised as part of an MBO institution. The KIEM green pilot scheme for practicals is aimed at setting up and stimulating (new) partnerships between practicals, research groups, knowledge institutions and SME partners.

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Subsidy cultural education for secondary vocational education

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 2 February 2024

Do you want to promote the cultural development of students as a secondary vocational education (MBO) and cultural institution? In an initial collaboration and acquaintance, you develop contemporary cultural offerings that match the needs and living environment of MBO students. You do this in co-creation for and with students. The scheme will close on 2 February, 2024, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, until the budget is reached.

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.

Are you looking for international collaboration? Have a look here.