PPP surcharge

The PPP Surcharge (“PPS toeslag”) is a subsidy that is used to start new projects that contribute to one or more roadmaps of the Topsector Chemistry/ChemistryNL. These Chemistry Roadmaps are enablers for taking on the grand challenges that lie ahead of us with respect to climate, circularity and health. The subsidy can be acquired in two forms –Programme subsidy or Project Subsidy. TKI Chemistry will apply for these subsidies on your behalf. Both subsidies share the characteristic that there is a 30% subsidy on the private cash investment (and to certain limits also the private in-kind contribution). There are however some technical differences:

Programmatoeslag(use this when you have Public-Private programs already running and you want to use the surcharge thus generated, for new project proposals)
A programme of running PPP-projects (relevant to ChemistryNL) is reported to us. The actual (contracted) private contribution into the projects running within the programme within a year  is reported to us in the following year. TKI Chemistry incorporates your programme of projects into a full sector consolidated application to RVO (office of Ministry of Economic Affairs). When the subsidy gets granted to TKI Chemistry, we reserve your part, for you to define new projects or project extentions – in public-private cooperation. The new projects obviously also need to fit in the Roadmaps of ChemistryNL. For the latter we have the suitability assessment procedure in place.

Projecttoeslag” (use this when your project has not started yet, and you only need the surcharge as an add-on to the total public funding)
If you have public and private partners lined up to start a new project, and you want to use the PPP Surcharge on total private contribution in the planned project directly in that same project you can apply for project subsidy. It is important to note that you should have a signed project agreement, but that your project may not start until TKI Chemistry has applied for your subsidy at RVO. This requires some good coordination.

We advise you to  contact us in advance in all cases as the technical requirements are detailed and need proper instruction. We will send you the most recent application form, and the list supporting documents needed.

Applications can be done year-round. Our process in general takes around 1-2 months. Our programme councils need 3 weeks to evaluate your proposal. They will advise the Board of ChemistryNL on the granting of your project proposal. The Board decides on PPP Surcharge 6 times a year. In 2022 the dates are:

  • Monday 30 May 2022
  • Monday 25 July 2022
  • Monday 19 September 2022
  • Monday 14 November 2022
  • Tuesday 13 December 2022