High Tech for Societal Themes HiTMaT

To highlight and boost the importance of high tech innovation in societal themes and missions, the HTSM Top Sector organises the HiTMaT Call each year; an incentive programme designed to encourage consortia to develop promising high tech solutions in public-private collaborative (PPS) research projects.

HiTMaT: Connecting High Tech public-private partnerships in Societal Themes

HiTMaT is a competition in which outstanding R&D proposals compete for €25,000 in 'seed money' for a public-private partnership project. The high tech research innovation must be linked to one of the five societal themes and explicitly contribute to at least one of the HTSM road maps or the theme of ICT as a cross-top sectoral theme for public-private partnerships.

The project must involve collaboration between at least one research institution (lead applicant) and one entrepreneur. If the entrepreneur represents an SME that plays a substantial role in the collaborative project, an additional budget of up to €10,000 can be requested (for the research organisation). Funding is awarded for a period of one year.

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The project must involve collaboration between at least one research institution (lead applicant) and one entrepreneur. If the entrepreneur represents an SME that plays a substantial role in the collaborative project, an additional budget of up to €10,000 can be requested (for the research organisation). Funding is awarded for a period of one year.

Background of the Call

The HTSM Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI) and the HTSM top sector have listed the innovation challenges per societal theme in their Agenda for 2018 - 2021. These themes relate to the government’s mission-driven policy in which societally relevant themes are shaped in missions and knowledge innovation agendas.

Contact

For more information about the HiTMaT Call, contact Frans van der Wel, programme manager at Holland High Tech.

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Committee of Experts

Five thematic committees consider the proposal submission. These committees, consisting of representatives from the HTSM road maps and research institutions, evaluate the proposals based on four criteria:

  •  Quality of the project plan and degree of contribution to themes and road maps
  •  Quality of the consortium
  •  Originality
  •  Potential societal and/or economic impact

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