DEI+ grant: Demonstration of Energy Innovations

For whom?

Companies with sustainable ambitions

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

6 – 8


€ 126.6 million

When to apply?

From 15 March 2023 to 31 August 2023

More information on DEI+

For investments in innovative, energy-saving technologies, devices and systems, companies can apply for a Demonstratie Energie-Innovatie (DEI+) grant. This scheme finances demonstration projects which can lead to the saving of energy, the reduction of CO₂ or the generation of sustainable energy. In addition to costs for demonstration, industrial research and experimental development costs may also be decreased.

Are you eligible for DEI+?

You are able to receive DEI+ funding for pilot or demonstration projects. In a pilot project, you test (and improve) a new technology. In a demonstration project, you invest in a production installation that you can continue to use. In 2023, you can apply for subsidies for projects within the following themes:

  • Natural gas-free homes, neighbourhoods and buildings
  • CCUS ( Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage)
  • Circular Economy (for projects with more than € 3,000,000 subsidy)
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy including spatial integration
  • Flexibilisation of the energy system including hydrogen (Pilots only)
  • Local infrastructure
  • Other CO2-reducting measures in the industry, built environment or power sector

Applying for a DEI+ grant

The DEI+ no longer makes use of the tendering process for the application procedure. Enterprises can continue submitting grant applications from 15 March 2023 until 31 August 2023, or until the budget runs out. Assessment takes place in the order the applications are submitted, and approval is based on the chance of success in the market and society.

The available budget for the DEI+ 2023 is € 65 million. The theme ‘Natural gas-free homes, neighbourhoods and buildings has a seperate budget of € 9 million.

More information

Are you involved in investing in energy-saving technologies related to the aforementioned themes or would you like to know more about the grant possibilities of the DEI+ scheme for you organisation? Our specialists have broad experience in the programme and would be pleased to provide you with advice and support. Get in touch via 088 495 20 00 or


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