What you can count on when responding to digital transformation.

To respond to the digital transformation, team ddd identifies, prioritizes and organizes joint forces in the field of ICT research, innovative applications and human capital.

Team ddd brings together both large and small companies, government sectors, knowledge institutions and educational institutions in innovation coalitions to work on opportunities for digital key technologies that are relevant for solving societal challenges and may contribute to earning capacity. Within innovation coalitions, working groups are active on numerous challenging ICT issues. Training new talent, disseminating acquired knowledge and stimulating international collaborations are part of the team's approach.

On this page you will find more information about the support Team ddd can offer you.

How can we work together?

We would like to collaborate with you in thinking about and finding the best innovation partners, knowledge coalitions and funding possibilities for a possible public-private partnership. Please contact us to discuss opportunities.

We clarify which financing instruments exist to shape public-private partnerships.

With the help of our liaisons and innovation coalitions

Through our liaisons

Team ddd has liaisons within various societal challenges and sectors who bring together parties and initiatives to arrive at (knowledge) issues that can be addressed through public-private partnerships. They are happy to get in touch with you about this. Contact us and we will put you in contact with a liaison.

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Through our innovation coalitions

Digital innovations transform the way we live and work. To support and stimulate these innovations, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) has created the website dutch digital delta. Part of this are several collaborations that focus on the most important research areas.

Your benefits

The benefits of working together, sharing and developing knowledge in public-private partnerships via the innovation coalitions or sector quartermasters:

  1. Faster development of knowledge - more parties work together towards a solution
  2. Cheaper pre-investments - leverage from other partners and public funds
  3. Better deployable total solutions - more parties can come up with better solutions, including an ecosystem approach and attention to legal aspects
  4. Access to knowledge/Human Capital
  5. (Policy) support through alignment with long-term mission-driven innovation policy

Depending on the program, coalition or partnership, the following benefits may also apply to you:

  1. Marketing – strengthening of profile and attention in the media & events on specific themes
  2. Strategic business benefits - knowledge advantage and first to know about policy, preconditions and developments in the field
  3. Public Affairs - exerting influence by contributing ideas from a social context
  4. CSR - positioning in accordance with social developments on various themes

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Team ddd 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.

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Financial Instruments

In order to stimulate innovation and research, all kinds of (financial) instruments have been created within the framework of the top sector policy. These funding opportunities are various and include stimulating networks, organizing tailor-made advice in an accessible manner, and co-funding research in public-private partnerships. An overview of the various instruments can be found in a presentation in the side menu. Below you will find a screenshot of the reading guide that describes phases in digital research and innovation, linked to various funding opportunities at our innovation partners from the National Science Agenda, NWO, TNO, RVO, EU financial instruments, regions, Human Capital, PPP surcharge for research and innovation and specific calls aimed at societal challenges.


The MIT scheme (MKB Innovation stimulation Region and Top Ssector) is explicitly aimed at stimulating innovation in a broad sense among small and medium sized enterprises. The scheme consists of 5 sub-schemes that all run through the TKI (Top Consortia Knowledge and Innovation). Three (feasibility, knowledge voucher and R&D collaboration) of the five schemes are, when possible, coordinated by the regional departments of the TKI. The other two, Network Meetings and Innovation Creations, are coordinated by the national TKI office. For the latter two, a statement of appropriateness (see below) must also be requested at the national level. Attention! Some of the schemes are popular, the subsidy for Feasibility Studies, has already been over requested at the beginning of the year.

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Program grants

Research projects in cooperation with NWO, TNO or the various Technical Universities may be eligible for program grants. Please contact your relevant research/knowledge partner for the possibilities and consequences.

Project surtax

The arrangements around PPP project surtaxes are aimed at both large, medium and small companies and are intended to stimulate research in public-private settings. In order to qualify for a surtax, a consortium will have to be formed in which private parties collaborate with knowledge institutions on a research question. In order to qualify for this subsidy, the private party/parties need to donate a certain percentage of funding (roughly 30%). There are two types of PPP project grant schemes, one request is made through the TKI and one is made directly by the consortium to RVO. For the latter, a statement of appropriateness (see next heading) will have to be applied for separately via the Top Sector ICT (ddd).

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Statement of Appropriateness

Since all the schemes described above are part of the top sector policy, it is necessary to determine for each application whether it contributes to the agenda of the top sector in question. Grant applications relating to the subject matter of top sector ICT are checked by Ben van Lier for appropriateness at the KIA ICT. For applications that go through the TKI, requesting the statement of appropriateness is part of the process. For the applications that do not go through the TKI, the application of the statement of appropriateness must be done through the top sector ICT and can be mailed to the attached e-mail address. The latter applies to:

  • PPP grant application exceeding 2 million euros that are submitted directly to RVO.