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As a S.M.E. company in the Netherlands, you may be eligible for specific subsidies when your business focusses on innovation, research and development.

For S.M.E. companies that are established in the Netherlands the government offers several subsidies and schemes for investing in innovation, research and development. Below you find an overview of possible subsidies that concern for example, loans, financial contributions and tax advantages.

Would you like acquire more information about the possibilities for your project, please contact the programme coordinator of the programme of your interest. Visit the people page for an overview of the programme coordinators and their contact details.

Tax credits and allowances

R&D payroll tax allowance (WBSO) and RDA

Dutch government funding

Innovation fund MKB+

Small Business Innovation Research Programme (SBIR)

Borgstelling MKB Kredieten (BMKB)

Regional subsidies


Brainport Development MKB Fund

BOM Capital

Innovation fund Brabant

Energy fund Brabant

SRE-Stimulation fund

SIR/SAR financial support

Regeling LIOF Crossborderstimulering Euregio Maas-Rijn

European subsidies


International collaboration: Eurostars

International programmes: Interreg

Horizon 2020