Submit your Private Investments in R&D this Spring

Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) supports innovative research and development realised by public-private partnerships (PPP). 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.

Every year, the Top Sector LSH applies for PPP Allowance at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy by identifying contributions of private partners in PPPs in the LSH sector (in Dutch it is called: Grondslag). If you are a company investing in R&D in the Netherlands or working at a research organisation that receives private investments for your R&D, you can submit these projects via the Top Sector LSH. For every submitted €1 the Top Sector receives €0,30 which will be invested in new R&D projects. In this way, the financial potential of the PPP Allowance for the LSH sector has increased exponentially: from €4M in 2013 to €61M in 2020.

With our ongoing Match Call, PPPs are invited to apply for PPP Allowance. The proposed project applications must contribute to one of the five missions that have been proposed by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports and are explained in detail on the 'about us'-page and in the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2020-2023 of the Top Sector LSH. All applications are evaluated by an evaluation committee at two set moments per year and the board of the Top Sector LSH decides if an application is honoured. In 2022, the application deadlines are 9 March and 5 October CET 17.00.

Please download the TKI-LSH Match Call description for 2022 here at the bottom of the website. On this page you can also read more about the Match Call and the requirements for PPP Allowance applications

Interested in joining this funding opportunity? Please contact Anneli Kemper

Good to know: on 13 January 2022, Health~Holland organises the webinar Do’s and Don’ts for the Match Call 2022. After attending this webinar, this so-called PPP-Allowance and Match Call of Top Sector LSH will no longer have secrets for you. You will learn whether the 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.

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