27-02-2017

How to realize more turnover in foreign markets with DHI-subsidy

Would you like to increase your export in 2018? The Dutch government provides financial support to Dutch SME’s to develop their business activities in foreign markets. DHI is open for all countries except for the Netherlands and sanctioned countries. DGGF countries are extra eligible for funding*. Applications can be submitted from 1st of February 2018 onwards. Read below which activities are eligible.

1. Demonstration project

  • Demonstrate Dutch technology to potential customers with the aim to convince them about your product.
  • The subsidy amounts to 50% of the eligible costs up to max. € 200,000.

2. Feasibility study

  • Research into the technical and commercial feasibility of a foreign investment in your product with the aim to convince a potential client to purchase your product.
  • The subsidy amounts to 50% of the eligible costs up to max. € 100,000.

3. Pre-investment study

  • Assess the technical and commercial feasibility of your investment project.
  • The subsidy amounts to 50% of the eligible costs up to max. € 100,000.

*DGGF Countries:

Countries for DHI-subsidyEastern Europe:  Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinee, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (incl. Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Middle East: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libanon, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen.

Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Suriname.

Track record Larive

Larive  has developed and executed over 50+ DHI projects. Some examples:

  • MBFH: Demonstration of a large-scale dance event in Indonesia
  • Rademaker and KOMA Refrigeration Equipment: Demonstration of an innovative bakery production line in China.
  • Koneksi: Feasibility study for production of motorcycles in Kenya.• Tolsma:  Feasibility study for storage and processing of potatoes in Ukraine.
  • Monte Pizza Crust: Feasibility study for a pizza production line in South Korea.

For more information about application, please contact: Menno Morenc & Niels Verlinden (+31) 030 6933221.

The deadline for filing a DHI-subsidy application is 1 February 2017 and a quickscan is required.