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Sustainability and innovation subsidies in southern Netherlands (Stimulus)

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Does your company contribute to an innovative and sustainable southern Netherlands? Apply for a subsidy with Stimulus

Is your business located in the provinces of Limburg, Noord-Brabant or Zeeland? Do you contribute to innovation and sustainability in the region? You may apply for a subsidy from Stimulus Programme Management (Stimulus Programmamanagement, in Dutch).

Stimulus manages subsidy programmes by the EU and the Dutch government, such as the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), REACT-EU, and the Rural Development Programme (POP3+).

Who can apply?

You may qualify for a subsidy if your company or project meets the criteria of the programme you apply for:

  • ERDF and REACT-EU subsidies are for SMEs that focus on sustainability and innovation in the OPZUID subsidy scheme (in Dutch). Specifically in the healthcare, agriculture, and energy sectors.
  • Interreg subsidies are for SMEs that focus on sustainability and innovation and operate across national borders (in Dutch)
  • POP3+ subsidies are for agricultural enterprises that focus on sustainability (in Dutch)

You can read more about the different programmes and their criteria on the summary page by Stimulus (in Dutch)

How to apply?

The application procedure and dates are different for each programme. You can find out more on the individual programmes on the summary page by Stimulus (in Dutch).

You can no longer apply for the OPZUID subsidy scheme in 2022 (in Dutch). The scheme will reopen for applications in 2023.

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