New grant vouchers available for feasibility and pilot studies through the Energy & Climate innovation programme!
Are you an entrepreneur and want to investigate the feasibility of a solution in the field of electrification in industry? Until 13 October 2022, it is again possible to apply for a subsidy from the Energy & Climate innovation programme. These are vouchers worth up to €100,000. The vouchers can be used for hours and materials during a feasibility study or testing an innovation in a field lab or in practice. With this scheme, the programme encourages companies to cooperate with fieldlabs and develop applications that are currently most needed in the region.
Six projects already started from the scheme earlier this year.This is not the first time the programme has made vouchers available. In this project overview can be seen which projects already secured vouchers. The Fieldlab Industrial Electrification (FLIE) assisted 5 of these projects last year; from submitting the grant, to supervising the projects. These involved a wide range of projects. For example, an application study on high-tech flywheel, which can help with more efficient energy storage. Or a feasibility study on a steam compression heat pump for the process industry.
How can I submit my project?
In total, the province of South Holland has made €1.25 mln available for Energy & Climate this phase, of which this second opening €300,000 in the form of vouchers for innovation projects. SMEs and field labs (together with chain partners) can form a project consortium and submit their project plan via this page. After 21 October, project proposals submitted will be assessed and a selection will be invited for a pitch in November. The projects that can start with funding in May will be announced in early December.
Make use of Fieldlabs
The South Holland region already has a unique number of fieldlabs and other innovation spots where sustainable innovations are being tested. One aim of the programme is to strengthen this special ecosystem by aligning activities and projects and sharing knowledge. In this way, we hope to avoid a proliferation of separate initiatives and join forces on the most important tasks.
The programme focuses on four themes that are important to our region. Only projects that contribute to at least one of these themes stand a chance of receiving a grant. One of the programme lines is Power-to-X: electrification of industry. Because Fieldlab Industrial Electrification (FLIE) has the best network in this and also the right capacity and expertise, FLIE has been appointed ambassador of this programme line. So are you still looking for the right partners for your research? Could you use help submitting the grant application or are you looking for project support? No then contact us. We are happy to help you!
FLIE is the place where industry can gain knowledge about the potential of electrification, test new technology and prepare it for implementation. FLIE is a joint initiative of Deltalinqs, FME, Port of Rotterdam, InnovationQuarter and TNO and is closely supported by the Province of South Holland, the Municipality of Rotterdam, the ERDF grant and Plant One Rotterdam BV.