The top 5 subsidies for innovative companies

If you have an innovative technology company, the Netherlands offers fertile soil to grow. Our country has many subsidies to help innovative entrepreneurs realize sustainable dreams.

Think big, green and sustainable is the credo. But how do you deal with your projects accordingly? There must be subsidies you have already heard of. And how about that smart “subsidy route”; the integrated approach of Maas & Kleiberg that is aimed at successfully completing a series of successive innovation subsidies?

If you have an innovative project, you can claim various subsidies in the Netherlands. The experts from Maas & Kleiberg have listed five consecutive financing opportunities in subsidy countries for you.

Below are the top 5 subsidies that all technological visionaries must have in mind.

Step 1: WBSO – Law Promotion Research and Development Work

Most well-known subsidy and the most accessible. The WBSO is regarded as the standard regulation for innovation. Everyone who is technologically innovative is eligible for this. The contribution is a discount on the income tax of the self-employed or a discount on the payroll tax of your employees. Think of €25,000 per FTE per year.

Step 2: The Innovation box

Some financial relief because of tax cuts. Is your company innovating and making a profit? Check if you are eligible for the special rate box with your corporate income tax return, the so-called Innovation Box. The discount can be up to 80% on the corporation tax payable. The condition is that you have applied for at least a patent or foreign patent or have a thorough WBSO scheme.

Step 3: MIT subsidy – the SME innovation stimulation Region and Top sectors

This scheme is active for innovative SMEs within one of the top nine sectors. The MIT-scheme can provide you with up to € 350,000. Please note, now is the time to prepare a subsidy application for R & D cooperation projects. These applications will be processed between 3 July and 7 September 2017. Since you have to work together with partners for this budget, you need some lead time.

Step 4: DEI – Demonstration Energy Innovation

Large-scale financial boost for energy champions. For sustainable entrepreneurs to validate their own developments in the field of energy saving or energy generation. This subsidy gives you the opportunity to make your first demonstration results visible to (potential) business partners.

Step 5: HER – Renewable Energy Regulation

The driving force of Maas & Kleiberg. Our tip for all ambitious entrepreneurs active in the energy market. This subsidy is aimed at stimulating the development of new technologies with a large-scale impact on the sustainability of Dutch energy production. Think here too of innovation in the field of energy saving and energy generation.

Integral strategy

The above subsidies are complementary. That is why Maas & Kleiberg already takes possible subsequent applications into account when applying for a WBSO scheme. Our experience is that our integral strategy expands your success exponentially, also in later applications.

Top schemes, such as the DEI and HER, are complex applications. But if you have good administration, knowledge of the preconditions and a thorough application, then these regulations are absolutely within reach. For example, our success rate for the WBSO is 99% with a 20% higher return.

Our experience is that our integral strategy expands your success exponentially, even in future applications. Gerard Benckhuijsen

Ready to explore your opportunities in the land of subsidies? Then contact our experts. Our subsidy advisors are happy to show you the way.