Amsterdam UMC TKI-PPP Grant

TKI-PPP grant Amsterdam UMC stimulates its researchers to perform research projects together with companies in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

We are very happy to announce that the call for Amsterdam UMC TKI-grants is open from September 12, 2022. The grant amounts available to both AMC and VUmc will of course be combined again, creating a record budget of approximately € 9 million that will be divided over the best PPP-research proposals that we’ll receive from all of you.

General information

For those of you who are unfamiliar with TKI grants and PPP-proposals, read the leaflet in which the procedure is explained as well as all used abbreviations. For a more extensive overview, including requirements and timeline, please read the presentation package

Necessary documents for an application:

1. Pre-application form

2. Budget form – NL version

3. Budget form – UK version

4. Template Consortium agreement – AMC contracting party

5. Template Consortium agreement – VUmc contracting party

6. Template Letter Of Intent

7. General information brochure on TKI Grant

The funding is provided by the Dutch government (Ministry of Economic Affairs) through the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) and the Topconsortium voor Kennis en Innovatie Life Sciences & Health (TKI-LSH, a.k.a. Health-Holland).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an "SME"?

    SME = small and medium enterprise, i.e. a private party.
  • How many projects are you planning to support?

    The last two years we had 50-60 pre-applications of which about 50% went on to the final round. In the end 16-19 projects were awarded.
  • So do I understand AUMC researchers cannot apply directly to the match call, as we divide the subsidy ourselves internally?

    Please note that it is not possible for Amsterdam UMC researchers to apply in the HH Match Call as we are distributing the subsidy available to AMC and VUmc.
  • How do we include the IXA business developers? In planning or among the consortium?

    Very early on. Is obligatory.
  • Is the a jury preference for type of research submitted? (points for Fundamental / Industrial / Experimental)

  • Can we involve international partners? And are there any restrictions based on the countries?

    Yes, there are no restrictions regarding the involvement of international partners. NB industrial parties cannot receive PPP allowance, academic parties only up to 25% of the total PPP allowance.
  • Are we allowed to include research groups form other UMC's as well? For instance from UMC Utrecht

    Yes. NB They can only receive up to 25% of the total PPP allowance (75% should be spent at Amsterdam UMC).
  • Is there a list with previously approved projects?
  • Final Remarks

    The in cash contribution can really make the difference!
    All documentation can be foud on this page (above)
    In the pre-application form question 11 seem to be missing. Please disregard this mistake and use the form anyway.