STW is a foundation that finances applied scientific research. STW is financed by NWO and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Scientific research financed by STW always concerns innovative research with a potential for utilization. Collaboration with users (companies and public organisations) in the research projects is required.
STW has seven main instruments:
- De Vernieuwingsimpuls
- The Open Technology Programme (OTP)
- High Tech Systems and Materials Call (HTSM call)
- The Perspectief Programme
- The Partnership Programme
- Take Off
The Vernieuwingsimpuls is composed of the Veni, Vidi and Vici grants. For more information: Vernieuwingsimpuls.
The Open Technology Programme is the open or free competition scheme of STW. OTP does not have a deadline. Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Detailed information about OTP and the guidelines for submission can be found on the OTP-website of STW (no English version available).
The High Tech Systems and Materials Call (HTSM call) is a thematic call based on OTP criteria. Proposals need to be approved by the TKI HTSM.
The Perspectief Programme is an instrument that allows consortia of researchers to apply for funding. A perspectief proposal consists of multiple research projects and is obliged to include cash and in-kind cofinancing of industry. Proposals need to be part of one of the topsectoren roadmaps.
The Partnership Programme consists of a thematic call that is initiated by STW and an industrial or societal partner. The latest call is the Partnership STW-Hartstichting.
For support for the Take Off and Demonstrator instruments please contact the Business Development Team of Kennispark.