NEXIS: the Dutch hub for cybersecurity innovation

Published on:
24 July 2023
Last checked on:
9 January 2024

A society that is rapidly becoming more and more digital requires good cybersecurity. It is important that EU Member States work together to make the Netherlands and Europe digitally stronger and more independent. NEXIS is the Dutch hub for cybersecurity innovation. NEXIS can help you submit applications for Dutch and EU funding and connect you to important Dutch and European stakeholders.

Who is NEXIS for?

  • ​​​​​​Dutch SMEs and start-ups that focus on cybersecurity innovation
  • Research organisations
  • Other private and public parties as well as parties from academia that play a role in cybersecurity innovation

What kind of help does NEXIS provide?

  • NEXIS can help you find and apply for EU subsidies for cybersecurity innovations.
  • NEXIS connects you to cooperation parties in the Dutch and European cybersecurity field.
  • NEXIS will keep you informed about new subsidy options and cybersecurity innovations in Europe.

If you would like to stay informed about updates, please complete the (brief) web form. To help you on your way and answer any questions you may have, NEXIS will also be organising online and in-person events in the future. 

European cybersecurity calls

Are you looking for financial support to develop cybersecurity solutions? There are several European cybersecurity calls from the Digital Europe Programme and the Horizon Europe Programme open for application.

See the overview of open calls

Cybersecurity Innovation Fund

The Cybersecurity Innovation Fund (CIF-NL) aims to boost cybersecurity innovation. This is necessary because the Netherlands is rapidly digitising and cybersecurity is of great importance. Companies and research organisations could apply for grants to (further) develop cybersecurity solutions. The grant scheme is currently closed.

Do you have any questions?

Please send them via email to Please also email us if you want to make use of any NEXIS services. Do you need help finding and applying for Dutch and EU subsidies? Please include a short description about the project for which you require a subsidy.

About NEXIS 

NEXIS is the Dutch hub for cybersecurity innovation and is part of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC), an EU-wide network of 27 so called National Coordination Centres (NCCs). NEXIS aims to promote knowledge exchange and innovation in the field of cybersecurity in the Netherlands and Europe. The founding of NEXIS was commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and is funded by the EU.


Within the Netherlands, NEXIS works closely with dcypher. dcypher is the cooperation platform for research and development in the field of cybersecurity in the Netherlands.

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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