Take-off phase 1 - Feasibility studies WO 2021

Researchers from NWO recognized university institutions and innovative starters can apply for funding for a feasibility study or early phase project at a starting company. Take-off stimulates activity from the knowledge institutions.

Please note change in call planning

Due to a hack of the NWO networkserver the grant procedure was suspended from 13 February to 22 March. NWO has published a new integral call planning. Please note: The deadlines in the Call for Proposals (pdf) have not been updated. 

Resumption of grant procedure FAQs

  • Purpose

    Entrepreneurial researchers who wish to find out whether their innovative research results has commercial potential can apply for a Take-off phase 1: feasibility study grant. This grant is aimed at stimulating and supporting new start-ups using university knowledge. The grant comprises 40.000 euros, to be used within 6 months. The Take-off programme is aimed at stimulating and supporting business and entrepreneurship from (applied) sciences.

You will find all of the documents that you need for your application here. Applications must be submitted through the ISAAC application and reporting system. If you do not have an ISAAC account yet, then please create one at least one workday in advance. More information about writing a proposal and which forms you need to use can be found below. Please download and use the forms below.

For more information, please visit the callpage on the Dutch part of the NWO website.

Due to a networkhack the grant procedure of NWO, including NRO and SIA, has been at a standstill from 13 February to 22 March 2021. NWO has updated the information on the website about the calls and the new deadlines. The deadlines in the Call for Proposals (pdf) have not been updated yet.

Please send the declaration of intent by mail to aanvragentake-off@nwo.nl.