The TKI Wind op Zee program is made up of program lines that are focused on the development of technology, cooperation on the North Sea, and integration in the energy system, including large-scale energy storage and conversion.
The following themes are specified:
- Cost Reduction and Optimisation. This theme covers topics such as support structures, wind turbines and wind farms, electrical network and digitalisation, transport, installation and logistics, and operation and maintenance.
- Integration in the Energy System. This theme covers large-scale smart transmission systems, the offshore grid, and offshore energy conversion and storage.
- Offshore Wind and the Environment. This theme covers topics such as integrated spatial planning of offshore wind farms and improving the ecological value of offshore wind farms.
The program is supported by several grants and subsidy initiatives.
Find out more about the program.
The government stimulates activities that fall within the TKI Wind op Zee innovation program by means of subsidies. There are different sort of subsidies available for various types of research, applicants, and themes.
|TRL Range||Cost Reduction and Optimisation||Integration in the Energy System||Offshore Wind and the EnvironmentL|
|Low TRLs: Discovery|
|Mid TRLs: Development||
(Industrial Research only)
|- Offshore Wind R&D Projects||- Offshore Wind R&D Projects|
|High TRLs: Demonstration & Deployment|
Beside the subsidy instruments mentioned above, there is the also the PPP Program Allowance. You can only apply for this regulation in cooperation with knowledge institutes.
Below you find short descriptions of these subsidy instruments.
Demonstration Projects Energy Innovation ('DEI-regeling demonstratieprojecten')
Topsector Energy scheme for projects in which innovative technologies are used that conserve energy or generate renewable energy. Financing for demonstrations (investment projects) of products, processes, and/or services is available through the DEI scheme. Find out more about Demonstration Projects Energy Innovation ('DEI-regeling demonstratieprojecten')
Offshore Wind R&D projects ('Wind op Zee R&D projecten')
For projects focusing on research and development within the themes: “Cost Reduction and Optimisation” and “Offshore Wind and the Environment”, with the goal to reduce the long-term cost of offshore wind energy. Only Industrial Research (no Experimental Development or Demonstration) is possible with this instrument. Find out more about Offshore Wind R&D projects ('Wind op Zee R&D projecten')
PPP Program Allowance ('PPS-programmatoeslag')
Subsidy instrument focused on collaboration projects and available for different subjects and TRL levels. Find out more about PPP Program Allowance ('PPS-programmatoeslag')
Renewable Energy Scheme ('Hernieuwbare Energie regeling')
Projects that aim to achieve offshore wind energy cost reductions according to the terms of the Energy Agreement (2030) are supported by the Renewable Energy Scheme. Find out more about the Renewable Energy Scheme ('Hernieuwbare Energie regeling')
Other subsidy instruments which could also be of interest are:
Advisory projects, feasibility projects, R&D cooperation projects, knowledge vouchers, TKI-Innovation brokers, and network activities for SMEs. Find out more about the MIT-Scheme ('MIT-regeling')
For questions related to the scheme, please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). You can contact them via this form (Dutch).
For questions about the content of the program, you can contact the TKI Wind op Zee via mail.
Please note that the official information on the RVO website is leading.
Horizon 2020 is the European Commission program to stimulate European research and innovation. Horizon 2020 has been running since 1 January 2014 and is the successor of the Zevende Kaderprogramma (seventh framework program )(FP7) (Dutch). Horizon 2020 has a total budget of about 80 billion euros for the period 2014-2020. In the period from 2018-2020 37 million has been made available for all sectors of Europe.
Read more on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) or the participant portal of the European Commission or the program page of the European Commission Horizon2020 .
Horizon 2020 training courses: The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) organizes various training courses and workshops to help with navigating the Horizon 2020 program. You will learn about the opportunities within the Horizon 2020 and how you can take advantage of them. You will learn how to issue promising project proposals. You will also learn about the various financial and legal aspects that are important to the program. Find out more (Dutch)
Team IRIS (previously EC-Liaison or EGL) of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency helps you find your way within Horizon 2020 and increases your chances of a successful participation. Furthermore, the Team can inform you about various calls. Team IRIS is the Dutch National Contact Point for Horizon 2020.