Radboud University works closely with the business community in the field of chemistry and life sciences. Research facilities are made available to SMEs via Radboud Research Facilities.
The Rijn IJssel Secondary Laboratory courses (Arnhem and Nijmegen region) have the ambition to contribute to innovation in the field of chemistry and life sciences by having students work for entrepreneurs.
The Secondary Laboratory courses of ROC de Leijgraaf (region Oss, Nijmegen and Boxmeer) have the ambition to contribute to innovation in the field of chemistry and life sciences by having students work for entrepreneurs.
Grants / Subsidies
There are various grants or subsidies for collaboration between knowledge institutions and businesses. It may be possible to finance your project with these. For example, you can think of:
NWO – KIEM GoChem
KIEM GoChem finances practice-oriented projects in which at least one company collaborates with a knowledge institution. In a KIEM GoChem project, an exploratory study is carried out in the context of sustainable chemistry. The projects last maximum one year. The target group is broader than only chemical (SME) companies and / or chemical knowledge institutions and encompasses the entire chain from raw material to re-use and recycling.
Financing is provided to the knowledge institution and amounts to a maximum of € 40.000 per project. Co-financing by the SME company'(s) cover up to 25% of this amount. In addition, a maximum of 5000 Euro is possible through an ‘in kind’ contribution, co-financing above 5000 Euro is collected ‘in cash’. For more information and deadlines, visit the KIEM GoChem website.
RVO – SME innovation stimulation Region and Top Sectors (MIT)
Are you an small to medium sized business and do you have a knowledge question about the renewal of your products, production processes or services? If a knowledge institution is going to answer the question, you can use a voucher. With this ‘voucher’ you can pay a maximum of 50% of the total invoice. The maximum value of a voucher is € 3.750.
You must submit a signed order or quotation from the knowledge institution within 4 months of receipt of the voucher. The knowledge institution will redeem the received voucher at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. For more information and deadlines, visit the MIT Kennisvoucher website.
Would like to carry out a feasibility project to identify the technical and economic risks of a proposed innovation project? Like a literature search, market exploration or industrial research? Then you can qualify for this subsidy. A feasibility project consists of a feasibility study (at least 60% of the costs), possibly supplemented with industrial research or experimental development. The subsidy amounts to 40% of the eligible costs and has a maximum of € 20.000.
You must start the implementation of the feasibility project within 4 months after submitting the subsidy application and the duration is a maximum of 1 year. For more information and deadlines, visit the MIT Haalbaarheidsproject website.