Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Partners for International Business (PIB)
Total available budget

€4 million

Available budget per application
Mandatory co-financing?

Partners for International Business (PIB) allows Dutch companies with public-private partnerships to realise their international ambitions. Together with a cluster of Dutch companies and knowledge institutions, the Dutch government is developing a tailor-made, multi-year programme. This will list strategic activities to provide the best possible platform abroad for a Dutch industry or sub-industry in general, and the specific clusters in particular. The programme comprises three modules: promotion and matchmaking, knowledge exchange and networking, and economic diplomacy.

Target group

Dutch SME entrepreneurs, including from the creative industries.

Application conditions
  • You are registered with the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel).
  • You are an independent entrepreneur without personnel, or your company has fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover of no more than €50 million and/or an annual balance sheet less than or equal to €43 million.
  • The cluster consists of at least five companies and/or knowledge institutions located in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao).
  • The PIB application is aimed at positioning the Dutch business community within the Top Sectors.
  • The participating companies demonstrate that they are willing to carry out specific activities at their own expense and can explain how they intend to do this.
  • The RVO assesses the cluster’s business case against several criteria. Based on these assessment criteria, the score is at least 75 points. The maximum number of points is 100.
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