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Quantum Delta NL SME programme

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For Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Quantum technology can have a major disruptive effect for companies in, for example, chemistry, logistics, IoT, life sciences, health and cybersecurity. High-tech SMEs in the Netherlands could play a significant role in the value chain, for example; in software development, consultancy and the supply of- materials, equipment and electronics.

The Quantum Delta NL programme, fully endorsed by the National Growth Fund initiative and enabled by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, comprises an SME programme with the aim of connecting 125 high-tech SMEs in the Netherlands to quantum technology. The programme is inspired by best practices from NanoNextNL and MinacNed, who will fulfill a coordinating role.

The awardees of the first call were announced in September of 2022. The second call is now open for proposals.

Call for proposals Round 2
A budget of € 5 million per year is available in the form of grants, intended for R&D projects geared towards developing products and services that serve the quantum technology roadmaps directly, or enable derivative products in the value chain. This will allow SMEs to play a role in the quantum technology roadmaps at the national level but also at the European level.

Proposals can range between €500,000 and €2 million per project, and can be submitted by an individual company or on behalf of a consortium; a private or public-private partnership (PPP).The subsidy comprises max. 2/3 of the total project amount. The reminder is contributed by applicant(s), either in cash and/or in-kind.

Terms & Conditions 

  • Projects can comprise industrial or applied research (TRL2 2-4), and/or experimental development (TRL 5-8).
  • Projects have a maximum duration of 4 years yet are ultimately limited by the programme deadline of December 31, 2028.
  • Individual SME’s and/or public-private partnerships (PPP) can submit.
  • Proposals can range between €500,000 and €2 million per project.
  • The subsidy amounts to max. 2/3 of the eligible costs.


How to apply?
The second SME call is now open for applications. If you intend to submit a proposal, please let us know by sending an e-mail to, mentioning:

  • Applicant(s)
  • Contact information lead applicant
  • Brief project description
  • Project budget indication



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