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ZonMw and NWO-TTW: Healthcare Funding in the Netherlands

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Are you considering writing a grant application in 2020? And are you working in health and medical related research, and ever asked yourself what funding would be most suitable to your research? Have you wondered which funding would give your research the push that is needed? Then you are invited to attend ab interactive session with both medical and technical funding agencies, ZonMw and NWO-TTW to provide you with all information needed.

In the Netherlands, different funding agencies provide financing for health-related research, the largest agencies being ZonMw and NWO-TTW. NWO-TTW is dedicated to applied engineering sciences, but funds 40% medical research; ZonMw is dedicated to medical funding, and funds 20-30 % technical research, allowing you to make a choice for each specific research project. On this interactive information session, different program officers from ZonMw and NWO-TTW will present different funding opportunities for medical research, explaining which type of project is most suitable for each opportunity. They will also explain you their inside tips and tricks what is needed for the best grant application. So come prepared with questions and ideas, so that you can get ready to write the best grant application and get your project started. Because after all, also in research, money makes the world go ‘round.

programme overview

13.45 - 14.00

Registration and welcome

14.00 - 14.30

Presentation funding opportunities NWO-TTW

14.30 - 15.00

Presentation funding opportunities ZonMw

15.00 - 15.15


15.15 - 15.30

Short break

15.30 - 17.00

Project pitches from different researchers and feedback


Researchers at the Techmed Centre or University of Twente, young and experienced alike, working on a medical related topics.


We welcome a maximum number of 50 participants. Participation is free of charge. We will count on your participation for different kinds of interactions. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know. Simply e-mail 


where & when

  •  20 January 2020
  • 13.45 – 17.15 (start program at 14.00)
  • Free entrance (including coffee)
  • Location: The TechMed Centre, Technohal (Building 18) - Auditoriom room TL 1133
    University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5; Route


This event is organised by the TechMed Centre (Institute of University of Twente). The Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent Research, Innovation and Educational programs. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. In our mission to impact society, we stimulate entrepreneurship and enable (new) companies to grow within our regional Novel-T ecosystem, and collaborate with industry, hospitals, governments and insurance agencies on the development of new solutions for healthcare. More information about The TechMed Centre.