The year 2017 couldn’t have had a more exciting start for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Now that the deadline for the first round of concept notes is behind us, we can disclose that we received the immense number of 216 concept notes for our programme. This result far exceeded our expectations. Of course, we are happy to see such wide interest in the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW).
More than half of these concept notes were sent to us in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Our administration office and project advisors are working hard to process all concept notes and to follow up with a full advice. Our provisional estimate is that 30% of the concept notes will receive a positive advice.
After handing in a concept note, you may need to hand in a full project proposal. The deadline for the first round is the 27th of February 2017, 15:00 CET. With a subsidy budget of EUR 30 million for this round, we expect to approve approximately 12 to 15 project proposals definitively.
We advise all applicants to read their letters of advice carefully. If there are any questions, you can contact your project advisor or write to the FDW mailbox: email@example.com.