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Factsheet for measure NL-2023-11/3207 Updated – measures in Netherlands

Subsidy for companies to invest in technologies related to energy efficiency, recycling and reuse of water, local infrastructure and CO2-reducing measures

Versnelde klimaatinvesteringen industrie (VEKI)

Country Netherlands , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 15 March 2023 – 09 January 2024
Context Green Transition
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Thomas de Winter (Panteia) and Eurofound
Measure added 06 June 2023 (updated 07 November 2023)

Background information

The accelerated climate investment industry subsidy is for companies who want to implement existing, proven CO2-saving measures within their company or industry, but are running into excessive investment costs.

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

This grant is for investments in devices, systems or techniques that are ready for the market. It is not for demonstration or pilot projects. Companies may apply for a grant to invest in technologies related to energy efficiency, recycling and reuse of waste, local infrastructure or other CO2 reduction measures. Technologies adopted must adhere to the general terms and conditions of the Top Sector Energy Regulations. Projects must be completed within three years of the subsidy being granted. Projects must result in the reduction of CO2.

The subsidy cannot exceed €80 per ton of CO2 reduction within 15 years of the technology installation. The total subsidy amount is €138 million. The maximum grant amount per company is €15 million. No money has been granted thus far.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

25 July 2023

The Accelerated Climate Investment Industry (VEKI) scheme now offers wider support for green investments. In addition to already existing projects, initiatives for the circular economy, hydrogen use and dedicated heat infrastructure are now also encouraged. With this, the VEKI is in line with the new possibilities offered by European state aid rules since 1 July 2023.

Use of measure

No information 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:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement known.

Views and reactions

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  • 01 June 2023: Versnelde klimaatinvesteringen industrie (VEKI) (


Eurofound (2023), Subsidy for companies to invest in technologies related to energy efficiency, recycling and reuse of water, local infrastructure and CO2-reducing measures, measure NL-2023-11/3207 (measures in Netherlands), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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