Encouraging public-private cooperation is the purpose of the TKI fee. But what is it exactly? And who is qualified for consideration?
A program for fundamental research
In prime Consortium's for Knowledge and Innovation (Dutch TKIs) you can cooperate in research and innovation. Within a TKI, research organizations and businesses work together to finance a public-private, multi-year program. A TKI program includes fundamental research, industrial research, experimental development, or a combination of aforementioned. TKI provides governance, networking and knowledge sharing.
Fundamental or industrial research. What exactly does that mean? With the TKI fee you can start new activities. Some examples:
- Technical feasibility studies by SMEs;
- Innovation services and innovation support services to SMEs;
- Support for the loan of highly qualified personnel to SMEs;
- Exploiting innovation clusters.
TKI-allowance for TKI’s
As its name suggests, only TKI’s apply for such a charge. If you as a company or research institute would want a TKI-allowance for your cooperation, you can join a TKI. You can sent TKI requests until October 14, 2016 at RVO.nl. Look here for detailed information on the TKI.