Dutch entrepreneurs play an important role in innovative activities and in strengthening the overall economy. The Ministry of Economic Affairs is offering special instruments for entrepreneurs of SME's. In this way the Ministry wants to involve SME's in innovation projects in key sectors. Each key sector will be able to choose from 5 instruments that it can apply to incorporate the SME:
- Technical feasibility projects
- R&D cooperation
- Innovation Performance Contracts (IPCs)
- Knowledge vouchers
- SMEs can hire highly qualified staff coming from research institutions/organisations and large companies.