Call for HHINT Kickstarter for Public-Private Partnerships Now Open!

The call for applications of the HHINT Kickstarter for Public-Private Partnerships is now open! This programme, established by the Top Sector LSH, facilitates the first steps to R&D cooperation worldwide. Get off to a flying start and establish a long lasting foreign public-private partnership with the HHINT Kickstarter!

The Dutch have a long 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 helps to better identify the 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. Therefore, internationalisation is one of the focus points of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH). 

The Top Sector LSH wants to stimulate international, public-private partnerships (PPP). Current financial instruments for early partnerships between the Netherlands and non-European countries are limited. To facilitate the first steps to R&D cooperation worldwide, the Top Sector LSH established the programme ‘Health~Holland International (HHINT) Kickstarter for public-private partnerships’. This programme is realised by the executive office of the Top Sector LSH. 

With the HHINT Kickstarter programme, for profit enterprises and recognised research organisations are invited to apply for financial support (PPP Allowance) to get off to a flying start to establish a long lasting foreign public-private partnership in R&D. This PPP Allowance serves as a first driver in international R&D cooperation between the parties. At least one of the consortium partners must be situated in the Netherlands and at least one in a foreign country. The programme falls within the framework of the PPP Allowance Regulation of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. 

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