Subsidies for innovation in energy - Top Sector Energy (TSE)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you work on projects and research in the field of energy innovation? You may be eligible for a subsidy from Top Sector Energy (Topsector Energie, TSE). This is a project initiated by the Dutch government to stimulate a more sustainable energy system.

What kinds of projects can apply for energy innovation subsidies?

The Dutch Top Sector Energy subsidy schemes support projects and innovation in the fields of:

  • Circular economy
  • CO2 reduction within industry
  • Energy saving
  • Flexibilisation of the energy system
  • Natural gas-free homes, neighbourhoods, and buildings
  • Sustainable energy production

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO executes the TSE subsidies. You apply to them.

What TSE subsidies are available?

Click on the links in the descriptions underneath to find all the information about the specific subsidy.

The DEI+ subsidy supports projects in a range of categories, from a circular economy, energy systems and energy efficiency to carbon capture and storage. Please see the specific subsidy page to learn more.

This theme (in Dutch) of the DEI+ subsidy scheme supports projects that focus on making homes, buildings, and/or neighbourhoods natural gas-free or natural gas-ready.

The HER+ subsidy supports projects that fit within the programme’s goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030.

The MOOI subsidy focuses on projects that help to realise the National Climate Agreement goals.

The VEKI (in Dutch) subsidy scheme supports entrepreneurs that want to implement proven CO2 saving measures within their company but do not have the money to do so.

The TSE Industry subsidy schemes are for projects that focus on climate-neutral or circular products and carbon emission reduction. There are 2 schemes to which you can apply:

Are you developing innovative circular products, processes and/or services? Or do you want to research these so that you can develop them later? Then apply for a grant from the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda - Circular Economy scheme (KIA CE, in Dutch).

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO