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MIT East

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Mkb-innovatiestimulering Regio en Topsectoren (MIT) Oost
Policy objectives Plus
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
Presentation of the measure:

In 2015, the Dutch government and the regions of the Netherlands together initiated a fund for the development of innovation by SMEs in the region and in the topsectors, with the aim of stimulating innovation across region-borders.

The MIT East programme has financial instruments for four types of projects:
- Innovation advice projects
- Feasibility projects
- R&D collaboration projects
- Knowledge vouchers

In terms of the budget, €2.4m is available for innovation advice projects and feasibility projects, €5.6m is available for R&D collaboration.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds €7,800,000
EU Structural Funds
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

No evaluations available. The first evaluation is planned for 2016/2017.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

Not available.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?: