PPP Allowance (Match Call)

Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) supports innovative research and development realised by public-private partnerships (PPPs) of the Dutch LSH sector. The Top Sector brings together stakeholders in a shared, consolidated innovation infrastructure. By means of PPP Allowance, the Top Sector provides a financial instrument to help consortia consisting of research organisations, knowledge institutes, companies, and health foundations to realise their innovative ideas. 

By identifying contributions of private partners in PPPs in the LSH sector, the Top Consortia for Knowledge and Innovation’s (TKI) office of the Top Sector can apply for PPP Allowance at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Hereafter, the allocated PPP Allowance can be used to support new research projects by PPPs. Due to the growing LSH sector and familiarity with the PPP Allowance regulation, the financial potential of the PPP Allowance for the LSH sector has increased greatly: from €4M in 2013 to almost €78M in 2023. 

With our ongoing Match Call, PPPs are invited to apply for PPP Allowance. The proposed project applications must contribute to one of the six missions that have been proposed by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports and are explained in detail on the  'about us'-page, the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda and in the  Mission Document 2024-2027. All applications are evaluated by an evaluation committee at set moments and the board of the Top Sector LSH decides if an application is honoured. Due to the changes in the PPP Allowance Regulation, there will be one deadline for new applications. This deadline is 12 March CET 17.00.  

Please download the TKI-LSH Match Call description down below and read more about the Match Call and the requirements for PPP Allowance applications. It is essential to contact the PPP Allowance or TKI contact person within your organisation well before the application can be submitted. In case the details of your PPP Allowance contact person are unknown, please contact the Health~Holland office (via  tki@health-holland.com) as soon as possible. 

Leading up to the deadlines, consortia may have consortium specific questions. A request for a personal meeting with a Health~Holland representative can be made up to three weeks prior to the respective deadline by sending an email to  tki@health-holland.com. Please include “Request Match Call application advice” in the subject line. Please also indicate which PPP Allowance is applied for (see section 3.7 of the Match Call description). 

On 11 January 2023 an informative webinar took place, focusing on whether the financial instrument is suitable for your specific R&D projects, what it entails for you and your consortium partners, what the requirements are, and how to submit a proposal. Additionally, tips and tricks were shared for contributing to the different Health & Care missions. An aspect of increasing importance in assessment. You can watch the full webinar below!


0:00 - 08:15 Health~Holland Match Call (ENG)
By: Annebel Hendrix (Health~Holland)

Note; the rest of the webinar will be in Dutch

08:15 - 20:10 Central Mission 
By: Patricia Heijdenrijk & Mirre van Veen (Pharos)

20:10 - 24:00 Mission I
By: Wim Tilburgs (Je leefstijl als medicijn)

24:00 - 34:40 Mission II
By: Hans Rietman (Roessingh Research and Development)

34:40 - 45:10 Mission III
By: Madelon Kronenman (Nivel)

45:10 - 59:54 Mission IV
By: Marco Blom (Alzheimer Nederland)