You may be eligible for the following arrangements:
Companies who pay wage costs for R&D and have R&D costs and/or expenditures, such as prototypes or research equipment.
Self-employed who pay income tax and who make a minimum of 500 hours a year on R&D.
A lowering of your tax costs
- 32% payroll tax deduction of the first €350,000 of total R&D costs (40% for startups)
- 16% payroll tax deduction of all further R&D costs
- a fixed income tax deduction of €12,522
- start-ups are entitled to an additional deduction of €6,264
- the proposed R&D activities take place in your own company
- the technological development is new to your organisation
- the development is accompanied by technical problems and
- the R&D work has yet to take place (in other words, you must always submit a WBSO application in advance).
Robert Schaart: email@example.com
Do you wish to apply for the WBSO? Fill in the quickscan to see if you meet the basic requirements.
Companies who invest energy-saving installations, or that make use of sustainable energy
You can deduct 55% of the investment costs from the fiscal profits, on top of your usual depreciation. As a result, you pay less income tax or company tax.
On average, the EIA gives you a 13.5% tax advantage.
Companies who invest in environmental friendly installations
You can deduct 36% (or 27% or 13.5%) of the investment costs from the fiscal profits, on top of your usual depreciation. As a result, you pay less income tax or company tax.
On average, the MIA gives you a maximum 9% tax advantage.
Martin Otten: firstname.lastname@example.org
- advisory projects
- feasibility projects
- R&D-cooperation projects
- knowledge vouchers
Robert van Haaften: email@example.com
Business owners (SME’s, start-ups), the services sector, scientists, researchers, teachers and students with technological research and development.
Intellectual property (IP) is something unique that you physically create. IP is a way of transforming your innovative new product or idea into your actual property. Copyright, patents, designs and trademarks are all types of intellectual property protection. It is a right that entitles you to be the only party that can reap the benefits of an intellectual accomplishment. A patent protects an invention on a technological product or process. If you have a patent you can prohibit others from copying, selling or introducing your invention.
Consult with the Netherlands Patent Office free of charge about any patent-related queries or other ways to protect intellectual property (IP), or alternatives, in every development stage.
Make use of the patent databases, with more than 90 million patents. Find out about competitors, cooperation partners and trends in the various technological fields.
Yp Kroon: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Science & Innovation parks in the Netherlands offer a variety of services: R&D cooperation, funding and coaching. All partners have incubation facilities in place.
SMEs with international ambition and specific plans
Throughout the business partner scan the diplomatic posts will introduce you to relevant foreign contacts
You must be registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
Menno Schrok: email@example.com
SMEs with international ambition
This network helps you to innovate and grow internationally. Via contact points in more than 60 countries worldwide, the network advisors help to create international partnerships via b2b matchmaking events, focussed company missions, and a business opportunities database. Contacts looked for vary from agents, distributors, production partners, partners for technological development, license agreements and R&D. The Network is supported by the European Commission and in the Netherlands represented by RVO, KvK and EEN North.
Free of charge
You should have international potential and ambition
Mylène Mesters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovation Attachés (IA-netwerk (Dutch only))
The Innovation Attachés have tailor made information on technical developments and trends in more than 20 countries in the world. They can offer advice for strategic acquisition on R&D investments.
Embassies, consulates, Netherlands Business Support Offices, Agricultural Counsellors
The Netherlands has embassies in capital cities, consulates in key economic centres, Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSOs) and Agricultural Counsellors in other regions with potential for Dutch companies. They are familiar with local markets, highlight opportunities and give practical advice. Sometimes they can also open doors that others can’t.
An overview (Dutch only) providing country information on trade legislation, sectors, numbers and partners.