Creative Twinning is a subsidy scheme which assists in the development of cultural activities in countries bordering the EU. These activities strengthen mutual links, increase trust and improve communication between the Netherlands and the countries involved.
Develop2Build (D2B) is a Government-to-Government programme. It offers governments in 37 developing countries and emerging markets direct assistance in setting up infrastructural projects with positive impact on people, the environment and society.
DRIVE facilitates investments in infrastructural projects that contribute towards a good business climate and entrepreneurship in the areas: water, climate, food security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The Dutch are world-renowned for their water expertise. Dutch experts are involved in water-related projects all over the globe. The Dutch government and the Dutch water sector founded the Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR Team), a government-to-government instrument that focuses on sending project teams across the globe to give expert advice on disaster prevention.
The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) is a multi-stakeholder partnership. It aims to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities. We expect a new round for call for proposals in 2018.
The Mexico-Netherlands Strategic Programme for Energy Executives Training (EET) is an exchange programme for Mexican managers working in the energy sector. The programme includes two training courses and a two-week internship at a Dutch company.
Using the MIA/Vamil scheme, you can invest in environmentally friendly products or company resources and get tax advantages. You can also get innovative environmentally friendly products onto the market faster.
Proof-of-concept funding has been established to help businesses and ensure that an idea develops from the planning phase into the startup phase. It is for both innovative startups and existing SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).
The DHI scheme supports Dutch enterprises (including enterprises in the overseas parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) that want to invest in or execute a project in emerging markets and in developing countries.
The Sustainable Water Fund programme (FDW) is a Public Private Partnership facility that aims to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries. It is currently not possible to apply for a FDW grant.
The programme Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities Asia addresses the challenge of water crises in urban areas in collaboration with the cities of Chennai (India), Khulna (Bangladesh) and Semarang (Indonesia).
Using the WBSO (Wet Bevordering Speur- & Ontwikkelingswerk/Act for the Stimulation of Research & Development), companies can lower the wage costs for R&D and other R&D costs and expenditures, such as prototypes or research equipment. You can deduct the tax benefit in your tax return to the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration.