The Innovation funds for SMEs builds on existing financing tools. One of these is the SEED Capital arrangement.
Using the Seed Capital scheme, the Ministry of Economic Affairs aims to support techno and creative start-ups. The ministry grants capital to investment funds that invest risk capital in innovative entrepreneurs in the technological and creative sector through this scheme. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency is responsible for its implementation.
Setting up an investment fund
The agri-horti-food-tech tender will be open from 1 September 2016 up until 15 October 2016.
Emerging entrepreneurs can turn to the participating investment funds for this.
The admission scheme for foreign investors in the Netherlands has been simplified.
For more information, please go to Seed Capital (in Dutch).