New calls in Top Sector HTSM: NWO promotes partnerships with SMEs with last calls in KIEM-HTSM and LIFT-HTSM pilot

11 September 2017

In the pilot of KIEM-HTSM and LIFT-HTSM there will be two final calls with deadlines in December.

These calls focus on collaboration between physicists and SME's within the Top Sector HTSM. In its strategic plan, former FOM has incorporated greater involvement of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in fundamental research. Within NWO there are KIEM tools for this, such as KIEM for the Chemical Top Sector. FOM is now launching a tool that focuses on partnerships with SMEs in the Top Sector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM): KIEM-HTSM. Innovative collaboration projects from businesses and research institutes, in which the business community wishes to invest, can submit project proposals to FOM.

Since 2004, it has been possible to apply to NWO for an Industrial Partnership Programme (IPP). NWO uses this tool in order to strengthen links with the industrial sector and thus ensure that NWO research contributes to the knowledge economy of the Netherlands. More information will soon be available on the NWO website.

Source: NWO