Regional funding opportunities

The Province of Limburg contributes to the costs of new and innovative projects, among which research, innovation and education. The subsidy schemes refer to various areas among which culture, economy, environment , energy, nature, transport, welfare and health care. 
The Province facilitates the release of European funds to address specific regional and cross-border challenges through several funding schemes.

  • The Operational Programme South Netherlands 2014-2020 (OPZuid)
  • The Subsidy SME innovation stimulating Top Sectors South - Netherlands 2015 (MIT Southern)

The Operational Programme South Netherlands 2014-2020 (OPZuid) is a European funding program for the provinces of Zeeland, Limburg and North Brabant promoting innovation and the transition to a low carbon economy. The program is focused on innovative SMEs and strengthening collaboration between industry, universities and governments. OPZuid stimulates innovation by supporting crossovers between international top clusters (high-tech systems, chemicals and agro-food) and between national top clusters with international potential (life sciences & health, bio-based, logistics and maintenance). Carbon energy focuses on smart deployment in the built environment.

MIT Southern
The Subsidy SME innovation stimulating Top Sectors South (MIT Southern) streamlines the financial instruments aimed at stimulating innovation in SMEs.

European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg, provides a framework for implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different EU Member States. Interreg is built around three strands of cooperation: cross-border (Interreg A), transnational (Interreg B) and interregional (Interreg C). Within these strands Interreg addresses many target groups among which: national, regional and local governmental bodies, knowledge organisations, companies, development agencies and non-profit organisations.  

Interreg A

Interreg B and C
For further information on Interreg B and C, please visit the European Commission website.

Contact person
For more information contact your School/Institute funding advisor.