Eureka and the Netherlands

Dutch organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Network projects, Globalstars, Eurostars and Clusters programmes. If you are based in the Netherlands and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The RVO supports Dutch organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 0.41M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY DUTCH PARTNERS
  • 3.87B€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985
  • 47 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH THE NETHERLANDS
  • 4 482 DUTCH ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

The Netherlands offers you

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Partner search

The RVO can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of 45 member countries). For more information on how to find international project partners, contact the RVO or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.

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Advice services and support tools

The RVO offers advice and support from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. The RVO can confirm your organisation’s eligibility, answer questions about the application process and review your proposal before you submit your application. The RVO also offers additional support that complements Eureka’s funding programmes in the form of regular networking events and international trade missions, training sessions for writing project applications and information on compliance with laws and regulations.

The Netherlands funds

  • Clusters (2 funded)

    Industry-driven programmes with thematic communities of experts, large companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations. Collaborate on R&D projects of any size.

    Discover Clusters
  • Eurostars (funded)

    R&D SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.

    Discover Eurostars
  • Globalstars (funded)

    Calls for R&D projects with partners in a specific country outside the Eureka network.

    Discover Globalstars
  • Network projects (funded)

    A flexible programme for R&D projects with any technological focus. You can propose or join a project at any time or take part in our regular calls.

    Discover Network projects
  • InvestHorizon (funded)

    Preparing deep tech companies for Series A investment through an accelerator programme (in association with the European Commission).

    Discover InvestHorizon

The programme that interests you isn’t listed as funded? 

We recommend that you get in touch with your national contact to talk about funding options even if a programme is listed as not funded. There might still be funding available.

In the absence of any national funding support, it is still possible to participate in a project by self-funding.

Contacts in the Netherlands

  • Mike Timmermans

    Mike Timmermans - National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Arnold Meijer

    Arnold Meijer - Main contact / Eurostars and Globalstars advisor / Deputy Nationa project coordinator

  • Elisabeth Heins-Wunderle

    Elisabeth Heins-Wunderle - National call coordinator Eurostars / InvestHorizon

  • Simon Haafs

    Simon Haafs - Clusters advisor

Contact your national funding body