Advantages for public / private collaborations
To stimulate public-private partnerships, we -together with RVO (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland)- make funding available. We deploy the PPP grant 'Research and Innovation' for this purpose. For a research project, a surcharge of up to 30% on private contributions can be obtained.
Within this PPP surcharge arrangement, we distinguish between PPP program surcharge and PPP project surcharge. For both: there must be a private contribution* to the project. This can be in-kind and/or in cash. PPP program allowance can be used for PPP research projects, networking activities or innovation brokers. PPP project surcharge can only be used for PPP research projects.
A research project within the PPP surcharge scheme must adhere to some rules and conditions. The main conditions are:
- There must be a signed cooperation agreement;
- The project has at least two participants including a research organization and an entrepreneur who carry out the research project for joint account and risk;
- The project consists of fundamental research, industrial research, experimental development or a combination thereof;
- The projects contribute to the Dutch knowledge infrastructure (thus contract research in principle falls outside the subsidy scheme).
- Private contribution can come from BVs, NVs, partnerships, SMEs and sole proprietorships. However, a foundation that has at least 70% private funding can also qualify as 'private'. Contributions from foundations with ANBI status are also considered private.