Information Session HSD Development Fund
In July the HSD Development Fund, with an initial budget of €1 million, has been launched to stimulate innovation in the security domain. HSD Development Fund aims to support organisations to get through the phase after technical feasibility is determined but before the development of a concept model, also known as the 'Valley of Death'. Proposals will be assessed on their relevance to the security domain, the innovativeness of the ideas, the level of public-private collaboration, and their potential for creating additional market opportunities. Applications can be submitted until 30 September 2013. More information about the HSD Development Fund can be found here.
Invitation Information Session
Especially for businesses and knowledge institutes an information session will be organized on 4 September at the HSD office. During this session you will get information about:
- The purpose of the HSD Development Fund
- The application and selection process
- Which activities and costs can be financed
- The intended results and planning of projects submitted
- The expected content of the innovation project proposals
There also is plenty of room to ask questions. The information session will be closed with a snack and a drink.
The HSD Development Fund is made available thanks to the Municipality of The Hague and the "Kansen voor West" programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative to stimulate regional competitiveness.