Public Private surcharge for research and innovation projects (TKI-toeslag) is becoming a l
ucrative return on investment for the University of Groningen. With the PPS surcharge, the Dutch government encourages industry and research organizations to conduct joint research. René Finkers, Research & Valorisation, is UG’s PPS contact person and supports UG researchers with the application procedure.
Rene Finkers: ‘The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs contributes 25% PPS-surcharge for every euro private R&D-cash or In Kind contribution in an joint research project.’
Rene Finkers: ‘The awarded surcharge must be invested into new research, for the appointment of new PhD candidates for example. ’
Rene Finkers: ‘In the 2016 submission round, the University of Groningen submitted for PPS surcharge the amount of €
850.000, at this moment € 260.000 have been awarded. The surcharge application was commissioned by several UG faculties. In the 2017 PPS round, we have already submitted PPS surcharge in the amount of € 1,2 million. The 2017 PPS restitution is expected to be more than € 600
.000 this autumn. This, and a remaining part of the 2016 award has to be reinvested into new research.’
Rene Finkers: ‘Yes, you can! The surcharge application in new projects is possible for public-private cooperation in the fields of Health, Energy, Chemistry, Agrifood, BioBased Economy, HTSM and Logistics. We have a demand for suitable projects.’
For more information and for PPS-surcharge submission support, please contact:
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