Mission-driven Research, Development and Innovation subsidy scheme (MOOI)



This subsidy scheme is published in the Government Gazette (Staatscourant). For more information on the extended terms please see this publication.


Applications for a subsidy within the objective of the MOOI subsidy scheme must relate to the following themes and sub-themes:

  • Cost Reduction and Optimisation
    • Zero breakdown & Robotisation
    • Optimal Wind Farm Design
    • Balance of Plant optimisation
  • Integration into the Energy System
  • Integration into the environment

These themes are not independent. For example, the topics integration into the energy system and integration into the environment affect costs. Vice versa, cost-saving innovations can have an impact on system integration and the environment. Spatial planning issues will also play a role in the construction of energy infrastructure and wind farms.

In addition to the research and development activities described above, other activities are also eligible that contribute to the objective. For example:

  • Participation of residents and stakeholders
  • Preparing for market introduction
  • Knowledge integration and dissemination
  • Education and training activities


The objective of the 'Wind energy at sea' part of the MOOI subsidy scheme is to develop the best wind farm solutions possible, for designated and future designated areas in the Dutch North Sea, at the lowest possible social costs that contribute to (combinations of) cost reduction, integration into the energy system and spatial planning. These innovations must be ready for first application in 2030 or the period shortly thereafter.


Target projects:

Industrial research and experimental development for product development and Joint Research Projects


Mid TRLs (industrial research and experimental development) Please note that restrictions apply to the sub-theme Cost reduction (see other conditions).

In addition, costs for "other activities" can be increased to a maximum of 5% of the eligible costs, however it may not become more than € 350,000. Special conditions apply to this, including the submission of a de minimis declaration for each company that carries out these "other activities". For other conditions, see the text of the subsidy instrument.

Tender system:

Based on ranking

Tender open:


Tender closes:

Preproposal: 18 May 2020, 17:00 hours

Final application: 6 October 2020, 17:00 hours


€ 10,1 million

Maximum Subsidy Size:

Industrial research: 50%

Experimental development 25%

Extra subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses 10% resp. 20%

Knowledge institutions can receive up to 80% subsidy for non-economic activities.

Minimum subsidy per participant: € 25,000

Minimum total project budget: € 2,000,000

Maximum subsidy per project is € 4,000,000

Assessment based on the ranking criteria:
  • Contribution to the objectives of the subsidy scheme
  • Innovativeness with respect to the latest international scientific research developments and strengthening of the Dutch knowledge position
  • The success rate of the innovation in the Dutch market
  • Quality of the project
  • Quality of the consortium

Other conditions:

  • Applicants must submit an innovation plan containing SMART (Specific, Measurable, Acceptable, Realistic, Time-bound) milestones to be able to monitor the progress.
  • The project must have an integral approach. Therefore, consortia must be formed consisting of several companies representing the innovation chain. Preferably organizations from different disciplines and consortia. Participation of innovative SMEs, start-ups and the like is encouraged.
  • Projects that are eligible for subsidy under the Hernieuwbare Energie Regeling (renewable energy subsidy scheme) are not allowed within the MOOI subsidy scheme.
  • Pilot and demonstration projects are not allowed within the MOOI subsidy scheme. However, the DEI+ 2020 or the Hernieuwbare Energie Regeling might be an option.

Please note that in case of conflict, the official information found on the RVO website is leading.

Find out more about the MOOI subsidy scheme on the RVO website. (in Dutch)