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Government support for entrepreneurs

Application conditions for subsidies

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

The government provides subsidies in order to stimulate certain commercial activities. Subsidies are contributions towards costs of projects relating to innovation or energy, for example. There are no general subsidies for start-up companies.

Most promising activities

You will find the most options for subsidies if you:

  • invest in energy-saving techniques
  • export or invest in emerging markets
  • would like to innovate by developing new products or processes

Other forms of financing

Alongside subsidies, other possibilities for financing your company or commercial activity could be fiscal schemes, surety, credit, risk capital and crowd funding.

Summary of financing options

Please find below information about and tools for financing options offered by, among others, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce. Please note that this information is available in Dutch only.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Any further questions?

Netherlands Enterprise Agency +31 (0)88 602 44 44