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.

programme | SME innovation stimulus


In 2019 also, the cabinet and the regions make money available for the SME Innovation Stimulus Region and Top Sectors MIT. Goal of the MIT is stimulating innovation in the small and medium-sized enterprises beyond the boundaries of regions. The MIT works with different closing data for different components. From 9 April until 10 September 2019 you can apply for MIT feasibility projects and knowledge vouchers. Submitted projects will be reviewed on the basis of First Come, First Served!

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.

Programme | Supports partnerships

NWO: Creative industry - KIEM

The Creative Industry – KIEM program is aimed at funding short-term fundamental and industrial research. Researchers are invited to apply for funding on behalf of a consortium. KIEM aims to establish partnerships between knowledge institutes and private parties, including the stimulation of small and medium-sized businesses. This call for proposals is open from the date of publication until Thursday, 7 November, 2019, 14.00 o’clock CET or until the available resources have been exhausted. There will be five assessment moments in 2019.

Regeling | Verkennend onderzoek van hogescholen in samenwerking met het mkb

De regeling KIEM-circulaire economie biedt een impuls voor verkennend onderzoek van hogescholen in samenwerking met het mkb. De regeling wil het opzetten van nieuwe samenwerkingsverbanden gericht op het uitvoeren van innovatieprojecten op het onderwerp circulaire economie stimuleren. De aanvragen dienen verbonden te zijn met de transitieagenda’s die de overgang naar een circulaire economie moeten versnellen. Aanvragen kunnen doorlopend worden ingediend tot 26 november 2019, 14.00 uur. Er wordt gewerkt met ophaalmomenten.

Call | Behavioural change in the context of transitions

NWO: Transitions and Behaviour

As a society, we face a large number of challenges in areas such as mobility, climate change, healthcare and sustainable energy. The NWO call Transitions and Behaviour focuses specifically on research into behaviour and behavioural change that makes transitions possible and accelerates these. Een interesting call with a lot of possibilities for researchers in the creative industry. Deadline compulsory pre-proposals: before 23 April 2019, 14:00 hours CEST. Deadline full proposals: before 25 June 2019, 14:00 hours CEST.

Call | Learning in learning communities

NWO: Human Capital

Society and the labour market are transforming. Robotisation, automation and increasing flexibility are testing the adaptive abilities of individuals and society. Senior researchers employed at Dutch universities, universities of applied science and other knowledge institutions can together apply for funding for research into learning in learning communities in the context of Human Capital. The project consortium should also include partners from the field from the building engineering services sector and education. Deadline: Tuesday 7 May 2019, 14.00 hours CE(S)T.

Call | The informed citizen

NWO: Digital Society

Digitalisation is both a societal and scientific challenge. Developing new knowledge in the areas of ICT and data interpretation will require (cultural) contextualisation and visualisation, and cross-disciplinary collaboration between researchers from different domains for societal impact to be realised. Deadline: 4 June 2019, 14.00 hours CEST.

Call | Designing for public values in a digital world

NWO: responsible innovation

This call opens the way for research finding (technological and institutional) solutions for fundamental value conflicts. The key question is how to ensure public values in digital projects. The aim of the programme is to generate scientific innovative knowledge and insights to strengthen the policy of the partners in this call. Deadline compulsory pre-proposals: before 19 March 2019, 14:00 hours CET. Deadline submitting full proposals: before 19 June 2019, 14:00 hours CEST.

Call | Responsible and innovative solutions

NWO: value from biomass

Value from Biomass addresses the transition from an economy that runs on fossil feedstock to an economy that runs on sustainable alternatives. The aim of the call is to fund ground breaking (fundamental) science and deliver responsible and innovative solutions for biomass conversion in a societally relevant context. The call invites project proposals from multidisciplinary consortia that address both molecular and technological challenges as well as the societal aspects of the biomass value chain. Deadline: 13 June 2019, 14:00 CEST.

Call | Smart Urban Regions of the Future


Proposals can be submitted for Smart Urban Regions of the Future (SURF) Pop Up. The call is for small projects in the field of knowledge and innovation of cities and urban landscapes. Researchers are invited to apply for funding on behalf of a consortium for short-term projects. Submissions on 'Living in the urban landscape' and 'Enonomy'are especially appreciated. The deadline is 4 April 2019.

Call | Societal aspects of the regional energy transition

NWO: regional energy transition

This call for proposals forms a unique collaboration that has arisen between the provinces of Groningen, North Brabant, Overijssel, Zeeland and South Holland, and the National Programme Regional Energy Strategy. The research agenda forms the basis for this call for proposals. The agenda consists of four themes, among which strategies for participation and communication in the regional energy transition. Deadline (compulsory) pre-proposals: before 14 May 2019 at 14.00 hours CE(S)T. Deadline full proposals: before 19 September 2019 at 14.00 hours CE(S)T.

Call | Reusable, intelligent gaming or gamification technologies

Gaming field lab: research proposals

The DGA Gaming Field lab is calling for research proposals that advance the state of reusable, intelligent gaming or gamification technologies. These research proposals should aim to bring game design and development to the next level. The projects should deliver intelligent, reusable software tools or components and make these available to the game development community. Deadline: 1 July, 2019.

Call | Dutch National Research Agenda

NWA: Idea Generator

The NWA intends to connect research and society. The Idea Generator call intends to foster curiosity by supporting new ideas into high risk, high gain science projects. The Idea Generator intends to advance research with potential for high societal gain which also comes with a high risk of failure. The Idea Generator supports creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to submit exciting and innovative ideas which are relevant for the NWA-program. Deadline: May 2, 2019 14:00 CET.

Call | Dutch National Research Agenda

NWA: dept and poverty

The economy has improved, but debt and poverty problems in the Netherlands are growing. How can we combat this poverty, reduce the number of people with problematic debts, and help people with debts more effectively? The 'Dutch National Research Agenda' programme has made 3 million euros available to investigate these questions in knowledge-chain-wide, interdisciplinary consortia. Municipalities, knowledge institutions and other interested (civil society) parties can submit a letter of motivation to the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) between 9 March and 23 April 2019.

Call NWA Research along routes by Consortia

The aim of the NWA-ORC 2019 call for proposals is to fund research and innovation focused on the NWA routes, designed and implemented by interdisciplinary consortia spanning the entire knowledge chain, in which relevant social partners are also represented. Interdisciplinary and knowledge chain-wide consortia are invited to submit research proposals. The 25 routes from the portfolio for Research and Innovation are the starting point. Deadline submitting initiatives: 9 May 2019.

Call | Innovative products or services

EC: Fast Track to Innovation

Fast Track to innovation (FTI) is a fully-bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 promoting close-to-the-market innovation activities that is open to all types of participants. FTI aims to reduce the time from idea to market and to increase the participation in Horizon 2020 of industry, SMEs and first-time industry applicants. Proposals can be submitted at any time.