Call SURF Pop Up re-opened for applications

20 April 2017

Smart Urban Regions of the Future (SURF) Pop Up has been re-opened for applications for small projects about knowledge and innovation for cities and urban regions. In 2017, two rounds of applications will be organised.

Smart Urban Regions of the Future (SURF)

SURF Pop Up is part of the programme SURF, an initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM), the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), NWO, Platform31 and NRPO SIA about smart urban regions. SURF has been initiated in the framework of the knowledge initiative Connecting Sustainable Cities (Verbinden van Duurzame Steden, VerDuS).

In SURF Pop Up, consortia of at least one knowledge institution and one public or private partner, can apply for funding for a small project that addresses the need for knowledge about new developments and ad hoc questions within the SURF themes. Applications in the themes ‘Living and the Built Environment’ (‘Wonen en bebouwde omgeving’) and ‘Economy’ (‘Economie’) are especially appreciated. An application can focus on innovative scientific research, but can also be about knowledge transfer, developing a tool, or valorisation of research in another way.

This year, applications can be applied for in two rounds, namely on 1 June and on 28 September 2017. An assessment procedure will follow after each deadline, for the applications that have been received at that time. There is no opportunity for continuous applications, as there was in 2016 (more information about the changes compared to the previous year, please refer to the financial page or the call for proposals). NWO strives to inform applicants about the funding decision within 8 – 10 weeks after the deadline.

For more information about SURF Pop Up, please visit the financial page or contact the SURF secretary, Esther van der Wel, via or (+31) 70 – 344 05 68.

Source: NWO