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More than 8 million euros available for DHI subsidy scheme in 2022

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Published on: 1 February 2022 | Changed on: 15 April 2022

From 1 February until 31 December, entrepreneurs can apply for the subsidy scheme for demonstration projects, feasibility studies and investment preparation projects (DHI). This subsidy helps Dutch SMEs create a profitable business abroad.

You can use this scheme to prove your product or technology to an international audience. As well as research if an investment is feasible for your company.

Do you want to take your international business ambitions to a higher level? Then the DHI subsidy scheme might be something for you. With this scheme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to increase and strengthen the number of Dutch companies successfully doing business in foreign markets. DHI makes a positive contribution to sustainable local development in developing countries. The subsidy scheme also contributes to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


A total of €8.5 million is available for this year’s DHI subsidy scheme. Of this, €4 million is available for developing countries, the so-called DGGF countries. The remaining €4.5 million is for activities in other countries.

First-come, first-served

The DHI subsidy scheme opens on 1 February. You can apply until 31 December 2022, subject to availability. We process the applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your application as soon as possible to increase your chances.

More information

Please visit the English DHI page for more information about the terms, conditions and procedures of this scheme. Visit our Dutch DHI page to submit your application.

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