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260.000 euros ‘TKI-toeslag’ awarded to University of Groningen

Lucrative public-private research surcharge to invest in new research
20 July 2017

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
Rene Finkers
What is the surcharge principle?

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.’

Are you free to re-invest the restitution?

Rene Finkers: ‘The awarded surcharge must be invested into new research, for the appointment of new PhD candidates for example. ’

Has UG already submitted an application?

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.’


Is it still possible to apply projects for PPS-surcharge/TKI-toeslag?

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.’


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Last modified:15 September 2017 3.19 p.m.

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