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Factsheet for measure NL-2023-11/3206 – measures in Netherlands

Subsidy to pilot or demonstrate CO2-reducing technologies within companies

Demonstratie Energie- en Klimaatinnovatie (DEI+)

Country Netherlands , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 15 March 2023 – 31 August 2023
Context Green Transition
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Thomas de Winter (Panteia) and Eurofound
Measure added 06 June 2023 (updated 12 June 2023)

Background information

This is a grant for companies to test an innovative CO2 reduction technique in a pilot or demonstration project. The innovation must help reduce CO2 emissions at low cost.

This grant scheme is one of the Top Sector Energy schemes from the National Grant Schemes of the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Agriculture. They support industrial research, experimental development and demonstration projects or combinations thereof, in order to contribute to the CO2 targets from the Climate Agreement and strengthen Dutch competitiveness.

Content of measure

The subsidy supports pilot projects in which companies test innovative CO2-reducing measures within the industry context in order to understand how to best improve their technology. The government takes into consideration the international state of research and technology when assessing applications.

Qualifying projects must: be innovative and comply with the general conditions for the Topsector Energie (Topsector Energy) measures. relate to ideas of the circular economy, energy efficiency, flexibility of the energy system, renewable energy, local infrastructure, carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS), any other measures that reduce CO2 emissions in the built environment, or the electricity or production industries, houses, buildings, and blocks that do not use gas.

A total grant amount of €65 million is available for the period 15 March - 31 August 2023.

Use of measure

No information available yet.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown


Unknown, most probably no direct involvement.

Views and reactions

Unknown, none expressed.


  • 01 June 2023: Demonstratie Energie- en Klimaatinnovatie (DEI+) (


Eurofound (2023), Subsidy to pilot or demonstrate CO2-reducing technologies within companies, measure NL-2023-11/3206 (measures in Netherlands), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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