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7 March 2017
5,6 million euros
11 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Call Type 

The annual HTSM call of NWO domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (TTW) is a result of the Dutch Topsectors policy of the Dutch government. TTW challenges researchers and companies to jointly develop knowledge for technological breaktroughs and innovative applications. The programme is aimed at fostering excellent science within the Topsector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM).

Proposals are expected to contribute to at least one of the 16 roadmaps of the Topsector or the cross sectoral area ICT. These roadmaps are Advanced Instrumentation, Aeronautics, Automotive, Components and Circuits, Embedded Systems, Healthcare, High Tech Materials, ICT (cross sectoral area), Lighting, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Printing, Security, Semiconductor Equipment, Smart Industry, Solar, and Space. More information on these roadmaps can be found here.

As of 7 March 2017 researchers are invited to apply for the HTSM2017 call.

Budget and conditions
For this call specific conditions and cofunding requirements apply:

  • The budget is 5.5 million Euro, consisting of 3.4 million euro by NWO Domain TTW and 2.1 million euro of the TKI HTSM.
  • De maximum TTW contribution for a project is 750.000 euro.
  • Cofunding of 30% of the total project budget is required as well as 15% in cash cofunding of required financial means.
  • A preproposal is required.
  • A preproposal consists of a concept budget, a project summary and a motivation for the fit in one of the HTSM roadmaps.
  • After acceptance of the preproposal applications (judged by the roadmap leader) are given the opportunity to submit a full proposal.


  • The deadline for submitting preproposals is 11 April 2017 14.00 CEST
  • The deadline for submitting full  proposals is 30 May 2017 14.00 CEST (by invitation only)

Call information

Documents needed for a preproposal
Preproposal form
Motivation for suitability in roadmap
Financial planning

Documents needed for a full proposal
Full proposal form
Financial planning
Form declaration main applicant
Template support letter
Declaration of own IP&P arrangements (only after awarding in case of chosing option 2 with own IP&P arrangements)

For questions you can consult Erwin Onderdijk (+31 (0)30-6001290) or Xavier Weenink (+31 (0)30-6001242), or via