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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.

The 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.

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.

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.

Other financing services for startups