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Top Fund Gelderland

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Topfonds Gelderland
Policy objectives Plus
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
Presentation of the measure:

Top Fund Gelderland invests in market funds that aim at innovative projects in the national topsectors, but also in the cross-overs between these sectors. As of 1 January 2016 the province Gelderland received €8m in extra funds, which increased the total capital to €31m. The extra funds are meant to invest in funds in the Agro-Food sector. 

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds 36,500,000
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:


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


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