Health~Holland International Kickstarter for public-private partnerships application call 

The Dutch have a long-standing tradition of investing in international cooperation. Investing in an international network can provide a significant acceleration of research and development (R&D). Sharing knowledge between international partners aids in identifying end users and supports valorisation and export. In addition, international cooperation may be the first step for foreign organisations to invest and settle in the Netherlands. Internationalisation is, therefore, one of the focus points of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH).  

The Top Sector LSH aims to encourage international, public-private partnerships (PPP). Current financial instruments for early partnerships between the Netherlands and non-European countries are limited. To promote R&D cooperation worldwide, the Top Sector LSH has established the programme ‘Health~Holland International (HHINT) Kickstarter for public-private partnership’. This programme is realised by the executive office of the Top Sector LSH, also known as the LSH-TKI Foundation (brand name: Health~Holland). 

Within the HHINT Kickstarter programme, for profit enterprises and recognised research organisations are invited to apply for financial support (PPP Allowance) to establish a long-lasting international public-private partnership in R&D. The PPP Allowance serves as a catalyst in international R&D cooperation between the parties. The consortium must consist of at least one consortium partner situated in the Netherlands and at least one consortium partner situated outside of the Netherlands. The programme falls within the framework of the PPP Allowance Regulation of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. 

Available budget 

The total available amount of PPP Allowance for the HHINT Kickstarter programme 2023 is €600,000. The amount of PPP Allowance that can be applied for is between €50,000 and €120,000 per project


Applications can be submitted on a continuous basis until 12 October 2023 CET 17.00 via Applications will be evaluated and awarded based on the ‘first come, first served’ principle. 

More information 

Download the HHINT Kickstarter for PPP description down below and read more about the call and the application terms & conditions. Contact Health~Holland ( for more information or assistance in the application process.