Opportunities for West (Kansen voor West)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

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Do you own an SME located in the provinces of Noord- and Zuid-Holland, Utrecht or Flevoland? You may qualify for a subsidy for innovative projects under the Operational Programme West Netherlands (OP West) from Opportunities for West (Kansen voor West, in Dutch).

Opportunities for West II is a cooperation between the four provinces and the municipalities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. It is tasked with granting ERDF-subsidies from the 2014-2020 programme, encouraging innovation in regional economies.

Who can apply?

You may qualify for this subsidy if your project idea fits the priorities for Opportunities for West II (in Dutch), the main ones are:

  • supporting innovative SMEs with securing financial investments
  • reduce pollution by promoting a low-carbon economy
  • improve employment rates, labour mobility and labour potential
  • promote social inclusion by combating poverty through improving the locational advantages.

How to apply?

Opportunities for West II provides a roadmap on how to apply for subsidies (in Dutch).

REACT-EU subsidies (pdf) are currently open for application. You can apply for a REACT-EU subsidy with Opportunity for West II via the ERDF-webportal (EFRO-webportal, in Dutch).

Opportunities for West III

Opportunities for West III is a continuation of Opportunities for West II for the programme of 2022-2029. The main themes on which subsidies will focus are innovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy systems, circular economy and durable urban development. Applications for this programme will open 1 June 2022.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO