• 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

programme | public private partnerships

PPS grant

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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Fiscal programme | research & development


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. You can apply for the WBSO almost year round.

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Continuous call | Internet projects with social value

SIDN Fund: Continuous call pioneers

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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Connection between entrepreneurs and researchers


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 (from an (applied) university, or other knowledge institution) looking for SMEs in the creative industries to do research with? GoCI can help with that.

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Collaboration | knowledge questions | systematic solutions


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!

Temporary Calls

KIC klimaatrobuusteproductiesystemen en waterbeheer

KIC Climate-robust production systems and water management

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 26 January 2021

As a result of climate change, the Netherlands will increasingly face changing precipitation patterns with longer periods of drought and periods of intense rainfall in a short time. This has considerable consequences for agriculture and horticulture. Through modifications to the production and/or water systems, the negative effects of climate change can be reduced or even prevented, and any opportunities that climate change provides can be utilised.

KIC aquatische voedselproductie

KIC Aquatic Food Production

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 26 January 2021

In the coming years, a large part of the Dutch North Sea will drastically change in terms of layout and use. At the same time, the demand for sustainably produced food will increase. Examples are the cultivation and breeding of seaweed, crustaceans and shellfish. This call for proposals is aimed at stimulating research that focuses on a sustainable, integral approach for the production of food and biogenic materials on the North Sea, clearly taking into account the economic and societal aspects of the subjects.

KIC Leven met dementie

KIC Living with Dementia

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 26 January 2021

The size and severity of dementia has recently become clear. Dementia has a considerable impact on the societal participation and quality of life of a person who suffers from it, but also on their direct environment. We still only know to a limited extent how to deal with this adequately. There is still a lot to learn and discover through careful exploration and research into people with (the initial stages of) dementia and their environment.

KIC Leefstijl en leefomgeving

KIC Lifestyle and living environment

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 26 January 2021

In the Netherlands, people with a low SES have a six years shorter lifespan on average and experience 15 years of lower health than people with a high SES. People with a low SES more frequently experience an accumulation of health, lifestyle and living environment problems as well as issues in the area of housing, working, learning and living. Sustainable interventions that focus on health promotion are meant to provide a solution for these vulnerable groups.

KIC Circulair

KIC Circularity

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 26 January 2021

The Dutch climate policy has ambitions to realise a 49 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and 80 to 95 percent by 2050. In the National Climate Agreement, this has been translated into objectives per sector that have been embraced by a broad group of stakeholders. Innovation plays an important role in this as not all solutions needed for achieving these objectives are available. Two important sectors involved in this are industry and agri-food.

KIC Wind- en zonneenergie

KIC Innovations for wind and solar energy

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 28 january 2021

The Climate Agreement sets us the enormous task of working towards a completely CO2-free electricity system by 2050. In order to make this transition possible, it is imperative that we radically renew and make our energy system more sustainable. The transition to a large share of wind and solar energy is only possible with societal support, substantial cost reductions and increased efficiency.


SBIR Sustainable mouth and nose masks for healthcare

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 16 February, 2021

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a great demand in the Netherlands for personal protective equipment (PPE) that reduces the transmission of viruses. The Minister of Medical Care and Sports and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate are looking for sustainable alternatives for masks with security of supply for the Netherlands. Help think about a solution!

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KIEM GoCI | Submission round 2

For entrepreneurs & researchers | Deadline: 10 March 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.

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Netspar Theme Grants

For researchers | Deadline: 20 April, 2021

Netspar supports innovative academic research on all aspects of the social sciences related to aging and retirement. Proposals must link up with the Netspar research agenda.

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KIC Data and Intelligence

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 22 April 2021

Security professionals need to have access to timely, accurate and targeted information to do their job. This information is essential in the fight against complex subversive crime, to support the criminal justice system and forensic investigations, to carry out the work of the intelligence services and the Ministry of Defence, and to coordinate the response to disasters. In short, information is indispensable for public and national security in a constantly changing society and geopolitical climate.

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KIC Maritime High-tech for safer seas

For researchers | Deadline pre-registration: 22 April 2021

The future of the Netherlands as a maritime trading nation depends on continued access to safe seas. Technological, geopolitical and global developments are a threat to security on the seas and increase maritime risks. To ensure an effectively functioning maritime security chain, the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Netherlands Coastguard must be able to respond to all current and future security challenges.

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KIEM GoCI | Submission round 3

For entrepreneurs & researchers | Deadline: 10 June 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.

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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 Social Earning Capacity

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

Innovation is essential for a vibrant economy that also tackles societal challenges. The urgency, complexity and scale of these challenges place demands on the ecosystem in which innovations are developed and scaled up. This requires interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder cooperation, the (further) development of, among other things, revenue models, new forms of cooperation and behavioural change, innovation methods, governance and financing models and policy.

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 en Regieorgaan SIA.