MIT: grants for innovative SMEs
The SME innovation stimulation Region and Top Sectors (in Dutch: MIT) is a grant structure that supports SMEs in setting up innovative projects.
MIT R&D collaboration projects (small and large)
A R&D project requires the collaboration of at least two SMEs that collaborate to innovate or develop a new product, production process or service. In contrast to the other MIT instruments, R&D collaboration projects will compete with each other in a tender procedure. The grant amounts to 35% of the project costs.
The MIT grant differentiates two types of R&D collaboration projects: small and large projects, each with their own budget.
- The grant for small R&D collaboration projects is at least € 50.000 and up to € 200.000 (with a maximum of € 100.000 per participant).
- The grant for large R&D collaboration projects is only available in the province of South Holland and in the Eastern and Southern regions of the Netherlands. Consortia can receive a minimal grant of € 200.000 with a maximum of € 350.000 (between € 50.000 and € 175.000 per participant).
Although the MIT grant structure has only been available for a couple of years, Hezelburcht has extensive experience with the various components. If you would like to increase the success rate of your project proposal you can contact us for a clear overview of the different requirements by region.