Access to funding
Improved MIT-arrangement for innovative SMEs - call opens 19 May 2015
As of 19 May 2015 innovative SMEs can apply for subsidy from the SME innovation stimulation region and top sectors (MIT). The government and the regions made 50 million euros available for this arrangement. The top sector LSH adds extra funding to this arrangement for SMEs in the LSH sector.
The unique characteristic of the MIT-arrangement is the cooperation between the national government, regional parties and SME the Netherlands. This results not only in more support for SMEs, but also in a wider reach and a trigger and stimulation to innovate.
The MIT-arrangement 2015 has four instruments. An entrepreneur can be considered for maximum one instrument.
- Knowledge vouchers: obtaining knowledge at a knowledge institution;
- Consulting: obtaining knowledge at a knowledge institution or indepedent consultancy;
- Feasability projects: mapping technical and economic risks as well as opportunities for a project;
- R&D cooperation projects: knowledge sharing with independent partners for the renewal of products, services or production processes.
More information (in Dutch) at www.rvo.nl/mit
European Regional Development Fund
In addition to the regular funding opportunities, it can be useful to look into the European Regional Development Fund (EFRO in Dutch). The fund uses European money topped up with money from national, provincial or even metropolitan areas. The total amount of financing sums up to 500 million to 600 million euros for 2014-2020. This time period has already started. The different regions in the Netherlands (North, West, East and South) all have their own policy and instruments. The Ministry of Economic Affairs coordinates the expenditures of the budgets.
Visit the regional websites for more information and up-to-date information on calls and subsidies:
Webinars on funding
Health~Holland aims to support SMEs in the LSH sector in finding their funding.
Please keep an eye on our website (www.health-holland.com), because soon we will launch a poll to find out what subjects you prefer for our new webinar on financing opportunities. The webinar will take place in September.
Product Development Partnerships III Fund
The Product Development Partnerships III Fund (PDP III) contributes to innovation in the areas of healthcare products and technologies specifically aimed at diseases and conditions related to poverty and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
The fund focuses on the development and availability of affordable, effective medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and innovative products for neglected diseases and conditions, with a view to combating poverty and inequality.
The fund will be executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
More information: http://english.rvo.nl/subsidies-programmes/product-development-partnerships-iii-fund-pdp-iii