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 varying closing data for different components. From 11 June until 10 September 2019 you can apply for R&D-collaboration projects, for entrepreneurs who collaborate with other SME-entrepreneurs to develop or renew products, manufacturing processes or services.

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.

Programme | Exploratory research by universities of applied sciences with SMEs

SIA: Arrangement KIEM-circular economy

SIA’s new arrangement KIEM-circular economy (ce) offers an impulse for exploratory research by universities of applied sciences in cooperation with SMEs. The goal of the KIEM-ce arrangement is to encourage and set up new cooperations aimed at executing innovative project around the topic of the circular economy. The proposals are in line with the government-wide program ‘A circular economy in the Netherlands by 2050’. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis until Thursday 26 November 2019 at the latest, 2 pm Dutch time. There will be several collection dates this year.

Call | Utra Personalised Products & Services

Field lab UPPS: second call

One of Field lab UPPS’s goals is to speed up knowledge development around the topic of ultra-personalized products and services by giving companies and creative professionals the possibility to gain knowledge and experience in collaboration with the Field lab. Field lab UPPS is inviting design-driven SMEs and creative professionals to submit project proposals around the designs of UPPS, within the domains of health, sports, safety & fashion. You can submit a proposal until June 20, 2019!

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 | 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 | Human Capital

NWO: Future of Work

How can working in a concrete learning-work situation in the logistics sector be optimally designed? More specifically, how can a (existing, starting, or developing) Learning Community be designed or adapted to render work-based learning and innovation as a logical part of this? The new call 'Human Capital - Future of Work' wants to gather knowledge and new insights about these subjects. There is no pre-proposal phase. The deadline for submitting full proposals is Tuesday 10 September, 2019 at 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 | Aanpakken maatschappelijke uitdagingen

RVO roept bedrijven op om innovatieve en nieuwe producten te ontwikkelen voor het toepassen van artificiële intelligentie in de publieke sector. Het doel van deze SBIR-oproep is het zo breed mogelijk stimuleren en versterken van de innovatiekracht in het publieke domein rond het thema AI. Het aanpakken van de maatschappelijke uitdaging staat centraal; niet de technologie. Indienen kan tot en met 3 juni 2019, 13:00 uur.

Call | Onderzoeksprojecten met integrale ontwerpbenadering

Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie nodigt ontwerpers uit met een onderzoeksvoorstel te komen waarin expertise uit diverse disciplines wordt ingezet voor een ruimtelijk ontwerp, waarin het betrekken van verschillende gebruikers of deelnemers centraal staat en die leidt tot een brede toegankelijkheid voor een divers publiek. Het inzetten van kennis uit diverse disciplines geeft een impuls aan de ontwikkeling van vernieuwende ontwerpen. Ook kennis uit bijvoorbeeld de wetenschap kan hierin een rol spelen. Deadline: 19 juni 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 | 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 | 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.