Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Partners for International Business (PIB)
Total available budget
Available budget per application
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.
Dutch SME entrepreneurs, including from the creative industries.
- 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.
Due to COVID-19, some schemes are closed until further notice. See the website of the respective funding body or institution for up-to-date information.