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Just a little help from the government


The government is quite an enabler when it comes down to exploring new concepts and technologies. There are many subsidies & programmes often dedicated to a specific field of business.

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( encourages (new) entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with grants, subsidies, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations. Check all available grants or financial programmes. 

De Startup Box

The Startup Box consists of six public sector support programmes specifically tailored to meet the needs of your start-up in each stage of your growth. Check the available funding schemes via Startup Box.

R&D tax credit

The WBSO (R&D tax credit) is intended to provide entrepreneurs with an incentive to invest in research. With the WBSO, 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.

European grants

The European Union (EU) gives grants for research and innovation. These grants are aimed at tackling climate change, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

Check the EU funding programme Horizon Europe for the possibilities.

Assistance in applying for grants

To help impact entrepreneurs find the right grant and help with the application, ImpactCity has set up the Grants for Impact programme. As the competition is fierce, writing a distinctive proposal is crucial. Together with our partner Balance, you will be assisted by top grant advisers who will help you do so.

Funding consultants

There are several funding consultants, who can help you apply for grants or give advice.

IDS Consulting



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