• 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.

Support

Support

Programmes | collaboration | knowledge questions

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Innovation brokers

For entrepreneurs | Continuous

An innovation broker can contribute ideas to SMEs who want to innovate within the mission-driven top sectors and innovation policy. They can contribute ideas about, for example, the process, the content, the network and the financing of projects. They do this by organising innovation sessions, by 1-on-1 guidance or by guiding you through a validation process.

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Connection between entrepreneurs and researchers

GoCI

For entrepreneurs & researchers | Continuous

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 looking for SMEs in the creative industries to do research with? GoCI can help.

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Collaboration | knowledge questions | systematic solutions

SO:AP

For entrepreneurs | Continuous

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!

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programme | public private partnerships

PPS grant

For researchers & entrepreneurs | Continuous

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.

Grant schemes

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Regeling | Versnelt innovatie in de creatieve industrie

Dutch / Regeling

Voor ondernemers

KIEM GoCI stimuleert ontwerpers, makers en andere creatieve professionals om samen te werken met onderzoekers. De regeling heeft als doel innovaties versterken en versnellen, en bijdragen aan oplossingen voor maatschappelijke vraagstukken.

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Grant scheme | Part of the RAAK-program

RAAK-PRO

For universities of applied sciences

RAAK-PRO enhances the quality (methodological and in relation to the content) of applied research and strengthens the research capacity of the relevant research groups.

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Regeling | aanvragen kunnen het hele jaar worden ingediend

Dutch / Onderzoek & experiment

Voor ondernemers

Het creëren van een Nederlandse korte of lange film die binnen de verschillende genres onderzoekend en/of grensverleggend is, of een experimentele of kunstzinnige film.

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Grant scheme | Voor innovatieve digitale oplossingen

Dutch / Creative Innovation Lab

Het Creative Innovation Lab ondersteunt de ontwikkeling van innovatieve digitale oplossingen (bijv. tools, modellen en methoden) die toegepast kunnen worden in zowel de audiovisuele sector als de creatieve en/of culturele sector.

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Scheme | Stimulating innovation

MIT scheme 2022

For entrepreneurs

Healthier aging, sufficient clean water: this is just a small selection of the many social challenges that require new transitions. As a creative professional, you can contribute to that!

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Regeling | Een product, proces of dienst circulair ontwerpen, produceren of organiseren

Dutch / Circulaire ketenprojecten

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: 30 september 2022

Wil je samen met andere ondernemers een product, proces of dienst circulair ontwerpen, produceren of organiseren? En wil je daarvoor hulp van een ervaren procesbegeleider? Deze subsidie kan je daarbij ondersteunen.

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Grant Scheme | An extra impulse for immersive works

Immerse\Interact XL

For entrepreneurs

The aim of the Immerse\Interact XL Grant Scheme is to give makers of immersive and interactive works an extra impulse and to provide them with support or additional support for their projects. The XL grants can be used for activities to realize high international ambitions, add production value and provide space for groundbreaking media research in an international context.

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Continuous call | Internet projects with social value

SIDN Fund: Continuous call pioneers

For entrepreneurs | Continuous

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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Regeling | Voor netwerken van hogescholen, kennisinstellingen en het beroepenveld

DUTCH / RAAK-audience

Voor onderzoekers

Deze regeling bevordert de samenwerking tussen hogescholen en het beroepenveld van hbo-professionals die werkzaam zijn in de publieke sector.

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Regeling | Voer een haalbaarheidsstudie uit

DUTCH / TAKE-OFF HBO

Voor onderzoekers

Je hebt een idee voor een innovatie gebaseerd op onderzoeksresultaten, die een mogelijke oplossing is voor een maatschappelijk probleem. Maar is het ook haalbaar in de praktijk? Kun je er echt impact mee maken?

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REGELING | Voor hogescholen en universiteiten

DUTCH / CITY DEAL KENNIS MAKEN

Voor hogescholen en universiteiten

Het hoofddoel van de City Deal Kennis Maken (CDKM) is om door een betere samenwerking tussen stadsbestuur en kennisinstellingen het oplossen van maatschappelijke opgaven in de steden te versnellen. Dit door onderzoekers, docenten en studenten hier grootschalig bij te betrekken.

Design
Grant Scheme | For professional designers, architects, makers and design agencies

Experiment

For entrepreneurs

For small-scale, experiment-driven projects in the field of design, architecture, digital culture and crossovers in between.

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Fiscal programme | research & development

WBSO

For entrepreneurs | Continuous

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.

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Topicality Grant Netspar

For researchers & specialists | Ongoing

Topicality projects aim to formulate solutions for pressing, strictly defined issues within the Netspar (Network for Pensions, Aging and Retirement) research agenda. They are also intended to promote partnership between scholars and professional experts. This scheme is ongoing. Netspar aims to award approximately 7 projects annually.

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Subsidy Scheme | RVO

Innovation Credit

For entrepreneurs | Ongoing

Are you involved in the technical development of a new product or in the clinical development of a drug or device? Then you can take advantage of the RVO Innovation Credit subsidy scheme. The Innovation Credit is for the development of promising and challenging innovations with excellent market prospects. All companies, both starters and established companies (large or small), can benefit from the Innovation Credit.

Calls

NWA Klimaatadaptatie & gezondheid

TSE INDUSTRY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: May 17, 2022

Is your company researching or developing options for cheaper, climate-neutral and/or circular products and services? Do you work together with other companies or researchers?

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DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR INSULATION OF MONUMENTAL BUILDINGS

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: May 24, 2022

Do you have knowledge of or a passion for making (monumental) buildings more sustainable? The Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) is challenging you to develop solutions for the insulation of monumental buildings in the Netherlands.

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CULTURAL HERITAGE, SOCIETY & ETHICS

For researchers | Deadline: May 23, 2022

The ‘Cultural Heritage, Society and Ethics’ research call (JPICH CHSE) aims at furthering the understanding of the relationship between cultural heritage – tangible, intangible, digital and natural – and major societal issues through transnational research projects.

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SPRONG 2022

For researchers | Deadline: 31 May, 2022

SPRONG stimulates collaboration between research groups from different universities of applied sciences that have the potential to develop into a powerful SPRONG group within 8 years. A SPRONG group consists of a collaboration between (at least) 2 universities of applied sciences and partners in practice, such as companies from the professional field (e.g. SMEs), public institutions and governments. Powerful SPRONG groups have a broad impact on the quality of the research of the universities involved.

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DUTCH / LEREN VAN IMPLEMENTEREN

Voor onderzoekers en ondernemers | Deadline: 02 juni 2022

Wil jij de zorgverlening aan mensen met een beperking binnen jouw organisatie verbeteren en meer gebruik maken van evidence-based interventies? En wil je daarmee een bijdrage leveren aan kennis over implementatie van die interventies?

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Food and greenery - thematic issues

For researchers | Deadline: 14 June, 2022

The green domain has many socially relevant and urgent issues. For example, how do we ensure climate-robust agriculture? How do we improve nature-inclusive behaviour of citizens? With the Thematic Issues scheme Taskforce for Applied Research SIA is calling on universities of applied sciences to conduct research within a number of established themes in the green domain.

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ROOM FOR DESIGN CRITIQUE, REFLECTION AND DEBATE

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: June 15, 2022

For activities by observers, makers and platforms that contribute to enhancing reflection and debate within today’s design practice.

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MUSIC WORX

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: June 20, 2022

Music WorX is Europe's first publicly funded incubator for startups in the music & tech sector. They offer effective start-up assistance and sustainable networking for talented founders from the music industry.

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DUTCH / JUISTE ZORG OP DE JUISTE PLEK

Voor ondernemers en onderzoekers | Deadline: 23 juni 2022

Passende zorg sluit aan bij de behoeften en omstandigheden van de individuele burger en komt tot stand samen met de burger en betrokken professionals. Passende zorg is effectief, voegt waarde toe en draagt bij aan de kwaliteit van leven. Zo wordt het zorg die op de juiste plek geleverd wordt.

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Interreg North West Europe

For researchers and entrepreneurs | Deadline: June 15, 2022

Using its transnational cooperation expertise, the 2021-2027 Programme wants to jointly: ‘Promote a green, smart and just transition for all NWE territories with the aim to support a balanced development and make all regions more resilient’.

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Design Grant Scheme

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 16 August, 2022

This Grant Scheme of Creative Industries Fund NL is for projects that contribute to the quality, development or understanding of the field of design. Such as artistic research, product development and reflection and debate.

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Scheme digital culture

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 17 August, 2022

With the Digital Culture Scheme, the Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that contribute to the quality, development or deepening of the digital culture field. The scheme is in line with the objectives of the fund to promote the development of artistic quality, stimulate experimentation and research and support reflection and debate.

Samenwerken

Dutch / PLATFORMS VOOR ONTWERPEND LEREN

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: 01 september 2022

Voor werkplaatsen, labs en andere alternatieve, informele platforms die praktische skills en ontwerpstrategieën bij jong talent stimuleren en hen in contact brengen met professionals uit het ontwerpveld.

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KIEM-green pilot scheme practicals

For researchers | Deadline: 13 September, 2022

For 1-year research by MBO institutions in collaboration with a research group from a university of applied sciences and 2 practical partners, of which at least 1 from an SME. Practorates are expertise platforms with a research component, organised as part of an MBO institution. The KIEM green pilot scheme for practicals is aimed at setting up and stimulating (new) partnerships between practicals, research groups, knowledge institutions and SME partners.

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DUTCH / KIC - Microbioom

Voor onderzoekers | Deadline: 20 september 2022

De KIC-call ‘Microbioom: gezond van bodem naar dier & mens en terug’ richt zich op de vraag hoe dit microbioom functioneert, om zo succesvolle toepassingen mogelijk te maken. Daarbij spelen ook vraagstukken op het gebied van milieu, wet- en regelgeving en maatschappelijke acceptatie een rol.

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Architecture Grant Scheme

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 18 August, 2022

With the Architecture Grant Scheme, the Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that contribute to the quality, development or understanding of the field of architecture, such as research by design, reflection and debate and the power of design in big social challenges.

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Immerse\Interact

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: June 20, 2022

The crossover between film, design and digital culture has created a new field in which digital pioneers, interactive designers and graphic designers work together with directors, screenwriters and producers on innovative media productions.

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Upstream: Music x Design Grant Scheme

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 1 September, 2022

This Grant Scheme is for collaborative projects with artists focusing on innovative (artistic) applications of design, image or technology within pop music.

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Take-off hbo | Submission round September

For researchers | Deadline: 20 September, 2022

As a student, teacher or researcher at a university of applied sciences, do you have a creative idea, based on research results, that is a possible solution to a social problem? Take-off hbo offers you the financial scope to conduct a feasibility study. This way, you can map out the technical and economic opportunities and risks of your idea.

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Internationalization of the Design Sector Grant Scheme

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 22 September, 2022

This grant scheme is open to projects by professional makers, spectators, design agencies, cultural institutions or organizations that are realized in collaboration with one or more international partners. The grant scheme is for projects aimed at research and collaboration in an international context with one or more international partner(s). From the context of the Dutch creative industry, the projects should contribute to strengthening international exchange and sustainable international cooperation.

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DUTCH / GEBRUIKERSEXPERTS ALS STARTMOTOR; CO-CREATIE VANAF DE START

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: 03 oktober 2022

Het Agis Innovatiefonds verwelkomt initiatieven die starten met de behoeften en ideeën van de eindgebruikers, de mensen voor wie het initiatief bedoeld is.

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KIC - Subversive crime

For researchers | Deadline: October 6, 2022

This call aims to develop knowledge of the foundations, drivers, mechanisms and structures of undermining criminal phenomena, systems, networks and modus operandi. Through an integrated approach from the technical, social and humanities disciplines throughout the knowledge chain, subversive crime is reduced and the resilience of citizens, the business community and public administration is increased.

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Design Grant Scheme

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 11 October, 2022

This Grant Scheme of Creative Industries Fund NL is for projects that contribute to the quality, development or understanding of the field of design. Such as artistic research, product development and reflection and debate.

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KIC - COLLABORATION IN MISSION-DRIVEN INNOVATION

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: June 21, 2022

Climate change, cyber security, the ageing population: the Mission-Driven Top Sectors and Innovation Policy of the Dutch government puts major societal challenges on the agenda that require both technological and social innovation, with societal and economic impact as the starting point.

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Scheme digital culture

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 12 October, 2022

With the Digital Culture Scheme, the Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that contribute to the quality, development or deepening of the digital culture field. The scheme is in line with the objectives of the fund to promote the development of artistic quality, stimulate experimentation and research and support reflection and debate.

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Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 12 October, 2022

With the Festivals and Public Presentations Grant scheme, the Creative Industries Fund NL supports large-scale festivals and special presentations that contribute to a wider audience reach and which increase and deepen the interest in design, architecture and digital culture.

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Architecture Grant Scheme

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 13 October, 2022

With the Architecture Grant Scheme, the Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that contribute to the quality, development or understanding of the field of architecture, such as research by design, reflection and debate and the power of design in big social challenges.

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Subsidy cultural education for secondary vocational education

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: 2 February 2024

Do you want to promote the cultural development of students as a secondary vocational education (MBO) and cultural institution? In an initial collaboration and acquaintance, you develop contemporary cultural offerings that match the needs and living environment of MBO students. You do this in co-creation for and with students. The scheme will close on 2 February, 2024, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, until the budget is reached.

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, NPO Fund and Regieorgaan SIA.

Are you looking for international collaboration? Have a look here.