Grants for academic entrepreneurship
The NWO subdivision for applied and technical sciences (TTO) offers a grant for researchers who are considering to start a company with knowledge from their research at a Dutch university. The grant can take the form of either a direct subsidy for a feasibility study, or of a loan to finance the start-up and early scale-up of the company. The take-off grant has two rounds per year and is financed up until 2018. You can find more information on the website of TTW.
If you consider applying for a take-off grant, ECV can support you in writing the process. last year, we supported the Rotterdam-based incubator activity EF-I with their successful application.