KIEM-circular economy

KIEM‐circular economy(ce) is open to exploratory research from universities of applied sciences and universities in collaboration with SMEs and the public sector. Applications are in line with the government wide Programme for a Circular Economy, entitled 'A Circular Economy in the Netherlands by 2050' and the transition agendas of the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

KIEM‐ce offers the opportunity with (new) partners to carry out exploratory research such as feasibility studies. Possible outcomes of projects are new research requests, network activities, prototypes, tests, (business) models, methods, methods, demonstrators, processes, product concepts and service concepts.

This information is only available in Dutch. Please go to the Dutch version of the website for more information.



Temporarily closed for application


Continuous application

Grant type

Cooperation and Exchange


€ 40.000,‐ euros

Science area

Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek


Knowledge and Innovation Covenant


Research (2019-2022)


Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management