In order to fulfill your company’s potential and realizing your ambitions, funding is an ever-challenging topic. In this journey, we help organizations fill in their financial need by giving insight and hands-on assistance in acquiring financial resources.
We help organizations increase their value and growth, by accelerating the development and commercialization of their products and services. We do this by advising and guiding in the area of public funding instruments and private funding sources. In particular, we focus on subsidies in combination with other forms of funding, such as equity investments or credit, to utilize the most optimal financing-mix for your company.
We provide custom subsidy scans based on your specific business type and actual needs: type of innovation, development phase, industry sector, and geographic location. These will include regional, national and international public funding instruments that apply best to your specific situation.
There are several national (NL) and European public funding instruments that our clients can benefit from.
Fiscal instrument that provides exemptions on employee tax for employees who perform research and development activities.
- For up to €350.000 in R&D expenditures, an exemption of 32% is applied if the subsidy is granted.
- If R&D expenditures exceed this amount, 16% is applied.
The instrument concerns the technical development of: new (parts of) products, new (parts of) production processes, new technical software, integrating software/services or components (developed internally) in technically new ways.
Fiscal instrument that provides tax exemptions up to 72% on profit gained from innovative activities. If granted, profit related to a patented product or activities associated with R&D concerning technical development as stated above, profit tax is reduced to 7% instead of 20% or 25%.
Are you interested or want more information? Please contact one of our advisors, we are happy to help you.
Is focused on stimulating SME-entrepreneurs to act on their plans for innovation. SMEs can apply for subsidy individually or in cooperation with other SMEs, to realize innovation ambitions. Participation in MIT is possible when your company engages in innovation activity within one of the nine top sectors: agro & food, chemistry, creative industries, energy, high-tech systems & materials, life sciences and health, horticulture and starting materials, logistics and water.
Two types of projects submitted for MIT funding:
- Feasibility projects – comprised of a feasibility study, complemented by industrial research or experimental development, where possible; attempting to identify the technical and economic risks of a new innovation project, resulting in an educated go/no go decision.
- The maximum amount of subsidy is € 20.000,- (depending on the type of project and region of application).
- Subsidy concerns 40% of eligible costs; a minimum of 60% of eligible costs has to be for the feasibility study (as opposed to experimental development).
- Projects may have a maximum duration of 1 year.
- Application period 2019: expected to open around April 2019. Projects are honored based on a ‘first come, first serve’ principle. Therefore, applying on the opening data will be necessary (deadline).
- R&D collaboration projects – focus on technical product, process or service development. The project consists of industrial research and/or experimental development. Execution happens for joint account and risk by at least two Dutch SME-entrepreneurs. Contribution of complementary knowledge and expertise resulting in innovative products, services or production processes.
- Subsidy: 35% of the project costs to a contribution of € 100.000,- per partner for small MIT R&D collaboration projects up to a maximum of € 175.000,- per partner for large R&D collaboration projects.
- A maximum of € 200.000,- (small) up to € 350.000,- (large) with a subsidy of at least € 50.000,- per project.
- Projects have a maximum duration of two years.
- Application period 2019: 11 June 2019 until 10 September 2019. After the application period, applications are assessed on quality and there will be a ranking of projects based on score. The best projects receive the MIT grant.
Emerging markets and developing countries provide opportunities for Dutch export and investments. The ministry of Foreign Affairs stimulates businesses to expand to foreign markets. This instrument provides funding for demonstration projects, feasibility studies, and investment preparation studies. Subsidy can be applied for twice a year.
- Demonstration projects – focused on demonstrating Dutch technology in a target country, which may result in Dutch export or direct foreign investments. The subsidy covers up to 50% of the subsidable costs with a maximum of €200.000 per project.
- Feasibility projects – focused on researching the technical and economic feasibility of a new project that would lead to Dutch export of goods or services, or direct foreign investments. The subsidy covers up to 50% of the subsidable costs with a maximum of €100.000 per project.
- Investment preparation projects – focused on the technical and commercial feasibility of your potential investment in one of the DHI target countries. The subsidy covers up to 50% of the subsidable costs with a maximum of €100.000 per project.
The DHI tender program has a time-bound opening. In 2019 the DHI opened on January 15. The allocation of subsidy is based on a ‘first come, first serve’ principle, which may cause the budget to be fully allocated before the end of the time-bound opening. In 2019 €4 million is available for DGGF-countries and €5 million for non-DGGF countries. Do you like to prepare a DHI application? Then please contact one of our advisors, we are happy to help you.
This instrument is a straightforward instrument focused on small-scale projects at individual companies related to sustainable employability. The instrument is open for companies and (government)institutions that employ people. The subsidy is a contribution of 50% of costs for an external advisor, with a minimum of €6.000,- and a maximum of € 12.500,-.
This instrument opens shortly: from 25 June 2019 it is possible to apply for subsidy. This year a total budget of €15 million is available. Are you focussing on sustainable employability this year? Feel free to contact us.
The SDE + subsidy is an incentive for companies and (non-profit) organizations for the production of renewable electricity, gas, and heat or a combination thereof (CHP). The SDE+ is an operating grant whereby producers of renewable energy can receive financial compensation for the difference between the production costs of gray (fossil) energy and the production costs of renewable energy for a period of eight, twelve or fifteen years. The amount of subsidy depends on the type and amount of renewable energy produced.
SDE + regulation focuses on renewable energy technologies of the following categories:
- Biomass (thermal conversion, fermentation)
- Geothermal energy (geothermal energy)
- Water (hydropower, osmosis)
- Wind (land, lake and primary flood defenses)
- Sun (photovoltaic panels, solar thermal)
- Separate tender for offshore wind
Two opening rounds will take place in 2019. The first round is from March 12 to April 4 and has a budget of € 5 billion. A second opening round is expected in the autumn of the same size. The SDE+ subsidy has a staged opening which requires a proper strategy for successful application. Please contact one of our advisors for the right strategy and application.
The ‘SME Idea’ subsidy is intended to stimulate the investment in strengthening the knowledge and skills of your employees. However, the subsidy is not a training budget, but a contribution to solving bottlenecks among SMEs regarding the training and development of current and future employees. From 2019 this subsidy applies to every SME.
The project must in any case focus on at least one of the following investments in order to be eligible for the SME Idea subsidy:
1. Investments to ensure more technically trained staff.
2. Investments in human capital with a view to digitization.
3. Investments in human capital with a view to climate and energy transition.
- 100% of the costs incurred and directly related to the implementation of the project are funded by this subsidy scheme.
- The minimum subsidy amount for individual participants is € 25,000 and the maximum amount is € 124,999 including VAT.
- For partnerships, the maximum amount is € 200,000. Note: the same amounts apply to these separate participants as to individual participants.
- Projects with higher costs are also eligible for a subsidy, but with the above-mentioned maximum amounts.
In 2018, Evolvalor achieved great success with Valori Software improvement. Click here for all subsidized SME Idea projects from 2018, including our success.
Interested or would you like more information? Feel free to contact one of our advisors, we are happy to help.
A European instrument for R&D performing SMEs planning to develop an innovative new product, process or service. It honors projects of at least two internationally cooperating SMEs that aim to gain access to new markets and rapidly commercialize their product. The maximum amount per project partner is €500.000 for most countries. Average Eurostars projects consist of 3-4 participants.
The SME instrument is tailored to SME’s that are working on exceptionally new and ambitious innovations (disruptive innovation). The instrument is divided in three phases:
Phase 1: Feasibility- or concept study
Projects have to result in a detailed business-plan. The maximum amount of subsidy is €50.000,- and the max. duration is 6 months.
Phase 2: R&D-, clinical development & demonstration
Project duration is 12 to max. 24 months and the subsidy amounts to 70% with a maximum of € 2.500.000,-
Phase 3: Commercialization
There is no direct funding available for this phase, but in-kind support of activities is provided in the form of networking, coaching, training and knowledge dissemination. Also, subsequent access is provided to private funding opportunities and additional financial instruments.
There are many different types of private investors and financiers, and it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of working with each of them.
The perfect private funding source will be highly dependent on the type of innovation, development phase of the business, sector of innovation and your geographic location.
We offer custom funding strategy services in regards to mapping potential funding opportunities based on these determinants. Private funding sources include: External financers (credit)/philanthropists, Founding- or Business Angels (networks), Venture Capitalists (Seed – Series B).