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.

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.

Call | Impact on societal challenges

NWO: Crossover call

With the Crossover call, NWO funds research in public-private partnerships that is aimed at societal challenges and in which the research themes connect several top sectors. The call is also open for the creative industry. Broadly composed interdisciplinary consortia, consisting of researchers and public and private partners, can submit research proposals as a coherent project. Deadline Expression of Interest: 15 November 2018 & deadline submitting full proposals: 21 May 2019.

Call | Early detection and prevention of cardiovascular diseases

NWO: Big Data & Health

Interdisciplinary consortia consisting of scientists and public/private partners can apply for funding to study the use of big data for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease. This call is also interesting for researchers in the creative industry! The closing date for preregistration is 1 October 2018 14.00 CE(S)T and the closing date for submission of full applications is 8 January 2019, 14.00 CE(S)T.

Call | Strengthening ecosystem creative sector

NWO: Smart Culture - Art and Culture

The round Smart Culture - Arts and Culture is targeted at research into the arts, culture, heritage and media in relation to the creative industry. The aim is to make connections between concrete innovative art and cultural practices and more comprehensive academic and social issues. Experienced researchers (universities and universities of applied sciences) can request funding. The closing date for the submisison of research proposals is: 5 February 2019, 14.00 hours (CEST, Central European Summer Time).

Call | Grip on Transitions and Resilience

NWO: Complexity and Creative Industry

Consortia of academic researchers, private partners e.g. businesses, governments and civil society organisations and public research institutes like TNO can request funding for innovative, transdisciplinary research into complex systems, to provide the creative professional with additional handles in developing solutions to persistent societal problems, which cannot be solved with conventional ways of governing or design. Deadline preregistration: 17 January 2019, 14.00 CE(S)T. Deadline full applications: 18 April 2019, 14.00 CE(S)T.

Call | fundamental and applied cybersecurity research


This call opens the way for fundamental and applied cybersecurity research to be undertaken within the context of a single project. Each proposal requires the formation of a consortium involving at least one accredited knowledge institute and at least one non-academic private co-financier. Deadline submission (mandatory) pre-proposals: 24 January 2019, 14:00 CE(S)T. Deadline submission full proposals: 16 April 2019, 14:00 CE(S)T.

Programme | Strengthens practice-oriented research


RAAK-PRO promotes the quality of practice-oriented research at universities of applied sciences and strengthens the research capacity of lectorates. Guided by the demand from the professional practice, systemic research is conducted. Submitting a letter of intent is mandatory and has to be done before 2 October 2018, 14h. The deadline of the final RAAK-PRO-application is 11 December 2018, 14h.

Call | Culture & Society

EC: the societal value of culture

Culture has been an important element of public policy for social, cultural and political cohesion and inclusion throughout European history. Although it is often seen today from the angle of economic value added, culture generates additional societal value in terms of well-being and by promoting identity and belonging, inclusiveness, tolerance and cohesion. Culture is also a source of creativity and innovation. The challenge is to develop new perspectives and improved methodologies for capturing the wider societal value of culture. Deadline: 14 March 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.

Call | Pushing the boundaries of art & science

Bio Art & Design Award

The Bio Art & Design Award (BAD Award) is a unique competition for artists and designers who use bio art and bio design to push the boundaries of art and science. The winners of the BAD Award 2019 each receive €25,000 to realise their project in collaboration with a prominent Dutch research institution. Each team has five months to realise their project. MU exhibits the results from these collaborations at the end of 2019. Deadline 31 January 2019.

Call | Academy for Design Innovation Management

Research Perspectives in the Era of Transformations

The Academy for Design Innovation Management invites an international community of scholars to formulate areas of explorations and academic contribution that are outlined by the following Tracks: Social Impact Transformation, Transforming Design Perspectives, Transforming Design Values, Design, Innovation & Business, Mitigating Complexities with Design & Transforming Design Innovation Education. The full paper submissions are due by Tuesday 29 January 2019.

Call | Transport & Mobility

NWO: Sustainable Living Labs

The purpose of this call is to use the available funds to set up innovative living labs in which research will be carried out and experiments performed. It concerns so-called 'lighthouse projects', which are expected to be a combination of innovative fundamental, applied and practice-oriented research of a high level. Innovation in the transport and mobility system will be the main objective of every project. The deadline for submitting proposals is 19 February 2019, at 14:00 hours CE(S)T.