Funding opportunities for NWO-MVI research in 2018 and 2019

In the forthcoming period the possibilities for Responsible Innovation (MVI) research mainly lie within specific research programmes/initiatives within the top sectors. The underlying reasons for this are that the importance of MVI is increasingly recognised and there is a growing demand to link responsible innovation research to NWO research programmes/initiatives. MVI will be linked to these initiatives from the outset, if possible as soon as the research agenda is drawn up. In view of the interdisciplinary collaboration (between humanities, natural sciences and social sciences researchers) matchmaking events will be organised. Via the MVI newsletter and the MVI webportal more information will be released when a call is published or a relevant meeting is scheduled to take place.

In 2018 and 2019 NWO-MVI is specifically linked to the following six initiatives:

Sustainable Living Labs, phase II – top sector Logistics

  • The focus will be on themes within the fields of transport and mobility in which societal and scientific challenges and practical relevance are brought together, such as sustainability, implementation of new technology, and (urban) accessibility. To ensure that the living labs result in responsible innovations that are supported by society, research will also be done into the ethical and societal aspects of these (technological) innovations.
  • Phase I has been completed. (‘Sustainable Living Labs. Responsible innovation in everyday situations: Development grants for forming consortia within the Top Sector Logistics’, see also:
  • Having been awarded funding for phase I is not a requirement to apply for phase II.
  • 22 november matchmaking Sustainable Living Labs, phase II (information in Dutch)

Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) – top sectors Chemistry and Energy, publication call expected in fall 2018.

Blockchain – top sector ICT, publication call expected in September 2018.

Value from Biomass – top sectors Chemistry and Energy, publication call expected in fall 2018.

HTSM-call 2019 – top sector High Tech Systems & Materials, publication call expected in spring 2019.

Innovative Medical Devices Initiative (IMDI) 2.0 – top sectors Life Sciences & Health and HTSM, publication call expected late 2018/early 2019.

There also lie opportunities for MVI research with the:

For questions about these funding opportunities you can contact the secretary of the NWO-MVI platform Paulien Snellen via or