Mission driven calls (KIC 2020-2023)

Team dutch digital delta contributes to the mission-driven innovation policy of the Rijksoverheid. This policy is supported by NWO within the main MISSION of the Knowledge and Innovation Covenant (KIC) 2020-2023. NWO develops mission-driven programs on an annual basis. These are extensive thematic programs, between 5 and 15 million euros. Researchers submit proposals for collaborative projects, with a budget of 750,000 up to 4 million euros per proposal.

Mission driven programs in brief

  • Annual budget: 55 million euros
  • Several major thematic programs each year
    • size: between 5 and 15 million euros per program
    • 1-2 calls for proposals per Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (KIA)
  • Researchers can submit proposals for collaborative projects
    • Budget: from 750,000 to 4 million euros per proposal
  • Research focused on innovation
    • themes determined by or related to the priorities in the KIAs
    • co-financing: 30%, of which at least half is private investment
    • at least half of the co-financing in cash
  • Research aimed at knowledge development
    • themes determined by NWO, based on the needs of the scientific field
    • co-financing: 10% private
    • at least half of the co-financing in cash

Open Calls

NWO organizes information and matchmaking meetings around the various calls. Take a look at the agenda.

Key technologies: collaborating on technological breakthroughs

  • Download the call for proposals https://www.nwo.nl/sites/nwo/f... the Webinar on Mission-Based Call Key Technologies (KIC) on Youtube
  • Total budget €11 million
  • Deadline applications for appropriateness statement 10 November 2020 Deadline passed

'Living with dementia'

  • Total budget €5.25 million
  • Deadline pre-registration 26 January 2021

'Living style and environment'

  • Total budget €5.75 million
  • Deadline pre-registration 26 January 2021

Climate-robust production systems and water management

Aquatic food production

Innovations for wind and solar energy

  • Download the call for proposals
  • Total budget €5 million
  • Deadline pre-registration 28 January 2021

Long term programs strategy driven consortia with impact

  • Download the call for proposals
  • Budget 3 to 10 million per project per year (duration 10 years)
  • Deadline applications for a statement of appropriateness 16 February 2021 and 31 August 2021
  • November 5, 2020 - Online information meeting, register via kic-strategie@nwo.nl stating your name, affiliation and any specific questions you may have.
  • 10 November 2020 - Information meeting Long term programs strategy driven consortia with impact

Data and Intelligence: A safe society with the help of data and intelligence

Maritime hightech: maritime hightech for a secure sea

  • Total budget €3,000,000
  • Deadline pre-registration 22 April 2021

Human Capital: Learning communities as innovation accelerator

Programs 2020

NWO harmonizes the implementation of these programs, thus streamlining the application process. The choice of subject is determined on the basis of prioritization within the KIAs. An exception to this is the 'Human Capital' program. This program has an orientation throughout all KIAs.

Program: Key Technologies

  • Budget: 11 million euros

Program: Energy Transition and Sustainability

  • Budget: 11 million euros
  • Program Innovations for wind and solar energy
  • Program Circularity

Program: Health and Health Care

  • Budget: 11 million euros
  • Program Lifestyle and living environment
  • Program Living with dementia

Program: Agriculture, Water and Food

  • Budget: 11 million euros
  • Program Aquatic Food Production
  • Program Climate Resilient Production Systems and Water Management

Program Security

  • Budget: 6 million euros
  • Program: Data and intelligence

Program Social earning capacity

  • Budget: 5 million euros
  • Program: still under development (expected fall 2020)

Human Capital program

  • Budget provisional: 3 million euros
  • Program: still under development (expected fall 2020)