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SME Innovation Stimulus for Regional and Top Sectors (MIT)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you own an SME and do you want to work with other SMEs on innovative projects in the top sectors of the Netherlands? You may be eligible for the SME Innovation Stimulus for Regional and Top Sectors (Mkb-innovatiestimulering Regio en Topsectoren, MIT, in Dutch).

In the Netherlands 10 sectors are marked as ‘top sectors’ (in Dutch). Businesses in these sectors can help solve issues around the world. Examples of top sectors are: Logistics, Water, and Agriculture.

The MIT offers the following instruments:

Who can apply?

The conditions differ for each instrument. Consult the instruments above (via the provided links) for more information. You can use the SME self-assessment tool to check if your organisation fits the criteria of an SME.

How to apply?

The MIT instruments have different application periods. You can apply for a subsidy for:

  • feasibility projects from 12 April until 1 November 2022
  • knowledge vouchers from 12 April until 13 September 2022
  • R&D cooperation projects from 15 March until 20 May 2022
  • R&D cooperation project on AI from 1 June 2022 until 13 September 2022
  • hiring innovation brokers from 12 April 2022 until 13 September 2022
  • organising networking events from 12 April 2022 until 13 September 2022

You can apply to one of the regional offices of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) or to the national office. You need eHerkenning level 2+ to apply.

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