Innovation boost for SMEs (MIT)

Boosting innovation in the SME sector

SMEs must innovate continuously to stay competitive at the top. The government concurs with this view. So the Netherlands Investment Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland/RVO) has set up the MIT scheme for regional and top sectors, and other initiatives, to boost innovation among small and medium-sized enterprises. The RVO has created various instruments for this purpose and two are offered by Holland High Tech (TKI HTSM):

  • Network Activities (NetwerkActiviteiten): master classes, workshops, conferences, networking
  • Innovation Broker (InnovatieMakelaar): bespoke advice

Network Activities

As an SME, do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations? You can visit one of the many Networking Activity events organised annually by one of the industry associations under Holland High Tech's umbrella. A Network Activity event is primarily intended for SMEs and always organised with the support of scientific research organisations, education and big business. A Network Activity may consist of master classes, workshops or conferences to promote knowledge sharing and networking among SME entrepreneurs.

Interested in participating?

For current events please refer to the calendar on our website and your industry association’s events schedule. You can also register for our Holland High Tech newsletter and receive automatic updates!

Your topic on the agenda? 

Is there a particular topic that you, as an SME, would like to have discussed or highlighted during a Network Activity? If so, please contact your industry association, road map leader or our MIT officer Petra Wicherink via MIT@hollandhightech.nl.

 

Innovation Brokers

Are you an SME looking for advice or guidance on innovation for products, processes or services? Or expert support for transferring or applying technology? If so, you can make use of the Innovation Broker scheme via Holland High Tech without paying a fee.

The support of specifically qualified Innovation Brokers is available to you via Holland High Tech. They have their own expertise in very different markets. Would you like to take advantage of the MIT Innovation Broker scheme? You can submit your request via our application form (in Dutch) or contact one of our innovation brokers directly.

Submit request

If you are an SME and want to make use of the MIT Innovation Broker Scheme, you can apply via this form (in Dutch). 

Download here

Contact

For more information about the MIT Innovation Broker services or the MIT scheme in general, contact Petra Wicherink, the MIT Officer at Holland High Tech.

Send an email

Grant scheme for high tech SMES / MIT scheme

Information for industry associations and innovation brokers: both the Network Activities and innovation consulting services offered by Innovation Brokers must match at least one of the technologies included in our road maps for the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda.

Aad Nales
Aad Nales
Robotica, IT, (systeem) Digitalisering
Arjan de Bruin
Arjan de Bruin
Metaalverwerking, kunststofverwerking, oppervlaktebehandelaars, procesindustrie, veiligheid, onderhoud & inspectie, sensorprocessen
Guus Borst
Guus Borst
High Tech Materials, Systems Engineering, 3D Printing, Space, (opto)Mechanica, nanomaterialen
Marloes van Put
Marloes van Put
Productontwikkeling hightech industrie
Matthijs van der Kooij
Matthijs van der Kooij
Aeronautics, ICT, Security, Smart Industry, Space, Systems Engineering​​​​
Paul Hieltjes
Paul Hieltjes
Advanced Instrumentation, Electronics, Embedded Systems
Xander Pieterse
Xander Pieterse
Advanced Instrumentation, Electronics, Embedded Systems
Erwin Dolmans
Erwin Dolmans
Electronics, High Tech Materials, Lighting, AgriFood / Greenhouse horticulture
Dirk van Ledden
Dirk van Ledden
Agri Food/Food Process technology, Smart Industry, Print Technology, Engineering and Fabrication Technologies, Digital Technologies

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