• 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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Regeling | Stimulating partnerships

KIEM-green pilot scheme practicals

For researchers

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.

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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 | Take the creative industry to a higher level

1- AND 2-YEAR ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME 2023–2024

For entrepreneurs

For one- and two-year programmes of institutions that contribute to the high quality, development and professionalization of the creative industry.

Virtual Reality
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.

RAAK-publiek
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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Grant scheme | Multiple opportunities

TAKE-OFF FASE 1 – HAALBAARHEIDSSTUDIES

For entrepreneurs & researchers

Enterprising scientists who want to investigate whether it is feasible to commercially apply an innovative research result can apply for funding via Take-off phase 1 - Feasibility studies.

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Grant scheme | The creation of innovative (commcercial) activities

TAKE-OFF PHASE 2

For researchers and entrepreneurs

Founders of a start-up company that have taken over or owned by Dutch universities, recognized by NWO research institutes, recognized TO2 institutions and Dutch universities of applied sciences, can take out a loan application.

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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.

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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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Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement

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.

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Regeling | Onderdeel van het RAAK-programma

DUTCH / RAAK-MKB

Voor hogescholen en ondernemers

Lectoren en onderzoekers van hogescholen doen samen met mkb’ers praktijkgericht onderzoek. Gezamenlijk komen ze tot kennis en innovaties die bijdragen aan de oplossing van maatschappelijke vraagstukken.

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Grant Scheme | Stimulates experiment and research

Scheme digital culture

For entrepreneurs

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.

Calls

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LIVING LABS FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS TAKEOVER

For researchers and entrepreneurs | Deadline: September 27, 2022

Universities of applied sciences can apply for funding for thematic research with the aim of promoting the contribution of universities of applied sciences in specific societal challenges in the green domain.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence

DUTCH / SBIR OPROEP AI

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: 03 oktober 2022

Met deze oproep wil het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties (BZK) de markt uitdagen om met innovatieve Artificiële intelligentie (AI) oplossingen te komen voor beeldherkenning en remote sensing.

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DUTCH / KIEM SPORT: BEWEGEN IN DE BUITENRUIMTE

Voor onderzoekers | Deadline: 04 oktober 2022

Hogescholen en universitaire onderzoekers kunnen samen met gemeenten financiering aanvragen voor 1-jarig onderzoek naar de effectiviteit van bestaande interventies voor een beweegvriendelijke buitenruimte

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DUTCH / Innovatielabs #2

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: 05 oktober 2022

Het programma Innovatielabs zoekt makers, culturele instellingen en andere creatieve partijen die willen werken aan innovatie in de culturele en creatieve sector.

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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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Voor ondernemers en onderzoekers

Dutch / DOMEIN OVERSTIJGEND SAMENWERKEN

Voor ondernemers en onderzoekers | Deadline: 11 oktober 2022

Ben jij één van de partijen die regionaal samenwerkt aan verschillende thema’s op het gebied van zorg en veiligheid voor mensen met onbegrepen gedrag en (zeer) complexe problematiek?

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DUTCH / GLOBALSTARS: OPROEP BRAZILIË 2022

Voor ondernemers en onderzoekers | Deadline: 11 oktober 2022

Oproep aan Nederlandse organisaties om een gezamenlijk R&D-projectvoorstel in te dienen met één of meerdere partners in Brazilië. Projecten binnen alle technologiegebieden komen voor ondersteuning in aanmerking, met een extra focus op de thema's duurzaamheid en gezondheid.

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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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DUTCH / ERVARINGSKENNIS ALS MOTOR, SAMENSPEL ALS WEG

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: 14 oktober 2022

De ervaringen van mensen met gezondheidsuitdagingen als uitgangspunt bij innovatie.

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DUTCH / RICHTING EUROPA (PILOT)

Voor hogescholen | Deadline: 15 oktober 2022

Met de pilotregeling Richting Europa wil Regieorgaan SIA hogescholen stimuleren om een strategie te ontwikkelen en te implementeren voor aansluiting bij de Europese onderzoek- en innovatiestrategie, netwerken en programma’s. Hiervoor stellen ze financiering beschikbaar.

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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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RESPONSIBLE UPSCALING OF FLOATING SOLAR

For researchers | Deadline: October 13, 2022

This Call for Proposals invites knowledge institutions and cooperating partners to jointly develop scientific and practice-oriented research proposals centred on the theme ‘Floating Solar’.

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PERSPECTIVES FOR ENERGY TRANSITION AND ECOLOGY IN THE NORTH SEA

For researchers & entrepreneurs | Deadline: October 13, 2022

The aim of the call Offshore Wind Energy is to develop knowledge about upscaling of offshore wind energy as a basis for making decisions about future development areas in the North Sea.

Landschap

DUTCH RESEARCH AGENDA - THEME: CLIMATE AND NATURE

For researchers | Deadline: October 20, 2022

Developments such as climate change and biodiversity loss are the reason for important policy questions about strengthening nature and the quality of our living environment.

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FOOD AND GREENERY: THEMATIC ISSUES

For researchers | Deadline: November 1, 2022

Universities of applied sciences can apply for funding for thematic research with the aim of promoting the contribution of universities of applied sciences in specific societal challenges in the green domain.

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RESEARCH, ACT & REFLECT

For entrepreneurs | Deadline: November 07, 2022

For those who contribute with their activities to a polyphonic and inclusive creative industry.

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KIA - CIRCULAIRE ECONOMIE

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: 15 november 2022

Onderzoek of ontwikkel jij innovatieve circulaire producten, processen of diensten? Of wil je onderzoek doen, zodat je in een latere fase innovatieve circulaire producten kunt ontwikkelen? Dan kun je mogelijk subsidie krijgen uit de subsidieregeling Kennis en Innovatie agenda – Circulaire Economie (KIA-CE).

Beperking

KIC: PARTICIPATE IN THE LABOUR MARKET

For researchers | Deadline: November 15, 2022

This call focuses on research into innovative possibilities/solutions that could enable people with a disability to sustainably and meaningfully participate in the labour market.

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First call European Partnership DUT

For entrepreneurs & researchers | Deadline: November 21, 2022

This grant scheme invites researchers, cities, municipalities, companies, civil society and other interested parties to form transnational consortia.

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For researchers

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT KIC CALL: SAFE AND HEALTHY FOOD AND FOOD SYSTEMS

For researchers | Deadline: January 17, 2023

In recent years, attention for the role of nutrition in relation to (preventive) human health has increased. This is because healthy food and a healthy lifestyle are said to ensure a longer healthy life and can thus extend the healthy life span.

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For entrepreneurs

GRAVITATION 2023

For researchers | Deadline: January 24, 2023

With the Gravitation programme, the Dutch Government aims to encourage research by consortia (temporary partnerships) of researchers in the Netherlands. Researchers must be carrying out innovative and influential research in their field.

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DUTCH / TOEKOMSTBESTENDIGE SPORTVELDEN

Voor ondernemers | Deadline: januari 2023

De gemeentes Amsterdam en Haarlem zijn op zoek naar innovatieve ideeën voor toekomstbestendige sportvelden.

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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.