Save the date: Information meeting Perspectief

13 September 2018

Do you intend to submit an application for the NWO Perspectief Round 2018/2019? We then hereby invite you to an information and matchmaking event on 5 October 2018 from 12.30 -15.30 hrs in De Munt, Utrecht. During this meeting, we will provide an explanation of the modified an extended conditions of the programme, which will be open for applications on 1 October. During the meeting you will be informed about the possibilities of the Perspectief programme and you can meet new and potential programme partners.


In addition to providing information about the new call, the meeting is aimed at stimulating new partnerships between companies from the top sectors, researchers and social organisations. These new partnerships give an impetus to innovation and knowledge development that contributes to solving societal challenges. Are you interested? You can then hold a pitch about your innovation question (entrepreneurs) or knowledge supply (researchers) during the matchmaking part.

Date / time: Friday 5 October 2018 from 12.30 -15.30 hours
Programme: follows a.s.a.p.
Location: Muntgebouw, Leidseweg 90, Utrecht.
Language: Dutch
Registration: please send an email to with

  •     your contact information
  •     your role (researcher, subsidy advisor, user, ...)
  •     your interest in one or more top sector (s)
  •     whether you are interested in giving a pitch about your plan for a Perspectief programme.

Please send your application before Friday, 28 September 2018, 12.00 noon.

Perspectief for the top sectors

Perspectief funds research programmes that contribute to technological innovation with potential economic impact for the Netherlands. Via Perspectief, NWO implements the top sector policy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK). Consortia of researchers, companies and other institutions are challenged to submit a technologically groundbreaking proposal. These companies and other users provide at least 30 percent of the total programme costs. The assessment of the proposal is based on scientific quality and utilisation possibilities. More than 16 million euros is available for the next round. A maximum of 4 million euros can be applied for per proposal.

Perspectief is a proven tool to bridge the gap between fundamental science and its application by industry and other users. This year, in line with the renewed top sector policy, the first steps are taken towards a mission-driven approach. The social themes and key technologies chosen by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will play a central role. You will hear more about this during the meeting, and will be able to read about it in the Perspectief brochure, which is available on our website from 1 October.

Source: NWO


Science area

Applied and Engineering Sciences




Dr. ir. Anke Stekelenburg (Senior programmamedewerker) Dr. ir. Anke Stekelenburg (Senior programmamedewerker) +31 (0)30 6001314


Dr. Lise de Jonge (Senior programmamedewerker) Dr. Lise de Jonge (Senior programmamedewerker) +31 (0)30 6001223


Drs. Bastiaan de Jonge (Programmamedewerker) Drs. Bastiaan de Jonge (Programmamedewerker) +31 (0)30 6001273