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Public-private partnership allowance for research and development (PPS)

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versie

Are you an entrepreneur who is interested in conducting research and innovation in partnership with others? You may be eligible for the Public-private partnership allowance for Research and Development (PPP allowance or Publiek-private samenwerkingstoeslag, PPS-toeslag).

You can also join a TKI programme. All TKI’s (Top Consortia for Knowledge and Innovation, Topconsortia Kennis en Innovatie) have funds for research and development partnerships through the PPP.

When do you qualify?

You are eligible for the PPP allowance for a partnership if:

  • you want to start a research and development project in partnership with a Dutch knowledge institute
  • the R&D costs for the project are at least €2 million
  • the private funding for the project needs to be at least 30%
  • the project allowance needs to flow back into the project

You can read all conditions on the Netherlands Enterprise Agency's website.

How to apply?

You can apply for a project allowance for a partnership (in Dutch) until 26 September 2023, 17.00 CEST at RVO.

TKI’s can apply for programme allowances until 25 May 2023, 17.00 CEST at RVO.

TKI's can apply for project allowances until 26 September 2022, 17.00 CEST at RVO

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