The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has introduced a new tool for small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s): business vouchers. Dutch SME’s can apply for a voucher, which they can use to purchase specific services from experienced consultants. It is a pilot project of the Dutch government, meant to complement the services the government already provides and to increase the competitiviness of Dutch SME’s when doing business with international organizations. The pilot runs until the end of 2016.
Knowledge institutes and NGO’s may also qualify for these vouchers. All vouchers require an investment of 50% by the applicant. A voucher for individual companies can cover between EUR 5,000 and EUR 10,000 (=50%), a voucher for a consortium can cover between EUR 10,000 to EUR 25,000 (50%). Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.