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SME incentive scheme in Field Lab in the North Sea
In the Field Lab in the North Sea, businesses from the maritime industry and water sports can conduct tests in difficult conditions. This ‘smartest area of the North Sea’ is unique in the world. To promote collaboration between businesses and knowledge institutes and thus innovation in the maritime cluster, a subsidy scheme is being launched in the framework of this project. SMEs and self-employed contractors are invited to submit project proposals.
These projects are aimed at the development, implementation and validation of new products, services and/or facilities. This subsidy scheme aims to stimulate new innovative (maritime) ideas, promote businesses based in The Hague of SMEs and self-employed contractors and create employment to benefit the region.
Rabo Innovation Loan
The Rabo Innovation Loan is an initiative by Innovatiefonds Rabo (Rabo Innovation Fund) and is intended for companies that are not (yet) eligible for a bank loan because they do not yet have proven results and/or no cashflow. This is about funding innovative ideas aimed at sustainability, digitalisation or vitality and preparatory activities.
Early in 2022, the Rabobank renewed the partnership with ImpactCity, partner of Campus@Sea. Harry Wientjes, Director Rabobank The Hague Region, says: “Rabobank wants to help entrepreneurs sustainably grow their business by helping with financing, network and knowledge.” A special start-up and scale-up team is available, and master classes for entrepreneurs are organised together with ImpactCity. These are also open to the community of Campus@Sea.
Innovation Quarter, lifecycle financier in promising businesses
Looking for capital for growth ambitions? InnovationQuarter invests from several funds.
InnovationQuarter is an active investor. They focus on all life phases, from proof-of-concept to MBO/acquisition financing. They invest in South Holland-based businesses with an innovative product and a realistic business case, combining social interest with financial returns.
On the site of Innovation Quarter, you will find more information about the different funds and the possibility to use them.
Kansen voor West
Kansen voor West gives the regional economy in the Randstad conurbation an innovative boost by granting subsidies. Kansen voor West is the programme management company for West Netherlands. It implements European programmes for the four Randstad provinces (North and South Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland) and the four biggest cities (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht). The programmes are financed from various sources, the most important of which are the European structural and investment funds (ESIF).
Kansen voor West was recently opened for West III. The Kansen voor West III programme focuses on the transition to a fully circular and climate-neutral economy with an important milestone at the end of the programme period in 2030.
The Hague is the ultimate ImpactCity
Here successful business goes together with creating a sustainable future. Campus@Sea is a partner of ImpactCity, the start-up and scale-up community of the Municipality of The Hague. The various services offered by ImpactCity are also available to the network of Campus@Sea.