Amsterdam UMC TKI-PPP Grant

We are very happy to announce that the call for Amsterdam UMC TKI-PPP grants is now open. The grant amounts available to both our UMCs will be combined, creating a pot of approximately 8-9 million euros that will be divided over the best TKI-research proposals that we will receive from all of you.

Webinar September 30

On September 30 a webinar was hosted by IXA to explain more in detail what the grant is about, what the requirements are and what the timeline and process entails. You can download the presentation of this webinar here or watch the webinar below.

General information

For those of you who are unfamiliar with TKI grants and PPP-proposals, please click here to download the TKI-PPP flyer in which we explain all abbreviations, the details of the grant procedure, how proposals will be evaluated, and where the money comes from.


Those of you who have a proposal in mind and a private partner to collaborate with are invited to prepare and send in a pre-application using the form and budget sheet below no later than the deadline of November 20. In addition, a Letter of Intent from each private partner is required at this stage (see template below).

The Consortium Agreement (also below) comes in slightly different variants, depending on the number of industrial and/or academic partners. For now we have only attached a 1-on-1 version. Please provide your industrial partner(s) with this draft Consortium Agreement at an early stage, allowing your partner(s) to get acquainted with the conditions that they will need to accept once your joint application is awarded.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Necessary documents:

1. Pre-application form

2. Budget form

3. Template Consortium agreement

4. Template Letter of Intent

5. General information brochure on TKI Grant

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the industrial partner have to be a Dutch company, or are foreign companies allowed as well?

    Foreign companies are allowed as well.
  • Even though foreign companies can join, do you prefer Dutch companies, as this is Dutch money?

    There is no preference.
  • What is 'substantial' contribution?

    Good question, difficult to provide an exact answer to. If there is only one industrial partner and this partner is only spending hours on attending project meetings, this is not considered substantial. Partners have to put in a credible number of hours, making it a true collaboration, without having to put in full FTEs. Please approach your business developer with your plan.
  • If you already received this grant once, can you re-apply with another/new project and do your chances differ?

    You can always re-apply with new project(s). Projects that were rejected in a previous round can also be submitted again.
  • It is stated that the subsidy contribution is 300.000 - 750.00 euros. Does the TKI allowance fall in that range, or does the total budget need to fall within that range?

    The total project budget is higher than the 300-750K subsidy part.
    For example, when submitting an application for experimental development, a TKI allowance would involve projects of a minimum of 1.200.000 euros (300.000/25%) and a maximum of 3.000.000 (750.000/25%).
  • Can cash money also come from other sources, e.g. some Foundation instead of the industrial partner?

    No, it has to be a private partner
  • Do large companies need to contribute 2/3 in-cash?

    Yes 10% minimal in cash and 5% in kind if your project is fundamental research. However a larger in cash contribution will get your more points in the scoring of the projects
  • Are the reviews provided to the applicants?

    Yes, the reviews will be provided, but please note that they will not be very lengthy.
  • If you were to do a fundamental project with only an SME, you still need 10% in cash? Or is in kind enough?

    Projects with an SME do not need a cash contribution. However, please note that cash contributions do give extra points.
  • Can you be involved in multiple applications? For instance one as PI and others as co-PI?

    Yes you can