National Growth Fund receives 47 proposals in 3rd round
In the third round of the National Growth Fund - besides FutureCarbonNL - 46 other applicants have submitted a proposal. This was announced by Minister Micky Adriaansens (EZK) and Minister Sigrid Kaag (Finance) on Wednesday.

Grant applications arrived at the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) between 2 January and 3 February 2023. The information on these proposals is now closed. Publication of the proposals will follow once the advisory committee has given its advice.

A total of 20 partnerships applied for grants, with a total of 501 grant applicants. This group applied for a total of over €2.5 billion in funding. Within the 'Knowledge development' area, three applications were submitted, totalling over €400 million. Within the area 'Research, development and innovation', seventeen parties applied for about €2.1 billion. The proposals are currently being screened; shifts may still take place within the two areas.

Departmental route 

From the departments, 27 proposals followed: eight proposals for the 'Knowledge Development' area and 19 proposals for 'Research, Development and Innovation'. For Knowledge Development, the total requested contribution was about €1.8 billion. For Research, Development and Innovation, €5.1 billion was requested. Read here the brief descriptions of these proposals.


Assessment of the proposals will take place in the coming months. After that, the National Growth Fund advisory committee will issue a weighty opinion on the contribution of the proposals to the sustainable earning capacity of the Netherlands. This opinion is expected in summer 2023. After that, Minister Adriaansens will take a decision on the grant proposals and the cabinet on the departmental proposals.