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The Small Business Innovation Research Programme (SBIR) (in Dutch) aims to stimulate entrepreneurs within the European Union to put forward innovative solutions for Dutch societal issues. SBIR has been set up as a competition: businesses with the best ideas will be awarded a feasibility study. Those companies with the most promising studies will be asked to further develop their products.
When do you qualify?
- Your (small or large) company is established within the European Union.
- Your plan falls within the scope of one of the SBIR themes:
- Safe and secure society.
How to apply?
Government services which want to solve societal challenges with assistance from entrepreneurs can place an SBIR appeal. EU entrepreneurs are eligible to put forward their ideas to solve the challenge. You can apply for this subsidy via the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.