Who can participate?

Any organization that has added value in a research program or project, can participate. This can be a company, university or research institute. A program consortium should have a certain critical mass to be able to build up a research platform and implement the industrial roadmap of the program.

Here is an overview of what types of organizations can participate in which type of project:

  • SBO ("strategisch basis onderzoek" or strategic basic research): only research institutes
  • ICON ("industrieel cooperatief onderzoek" or industrial cooperative research): companies and research institutes in a well-balanced consortium
  • O&O ("onderzoek en ontwikkeling" or research and development): mainly companies with limited role for the research institutes