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To stimulate the development of technical development projects with high risks


TOP is a credit scheme for individual companies (sme's). Credit is given to the development of technical innovations with a high risk. Conditional pay back arrangement. In 2001 12% of the budget went to projects on production technology (5 Million EUR). Funding: 25% of technological development costs, maximum of 5 million EUR per project. Total budget in 2001 41 Million EUR


No subdivisions. The credit scheme is generic. Nanotechnology projects, materials projects as well as projects on production processes can be financed.


all companies can apply, with a preference for sme's. The project has to be: new for the Netherlands, challenging, with a real chance of succeeding


New Production Processes
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