DHI

The DHI focuses on entrepreneurs with international ambitions in the field of export and investments in upcoming markets and developing countries.

1. Demonstration projects

The goal of a demonstration project is to demonstrate that your technology, capital good or service works and is effective and profitable in one of the DHI countries. The project should comply with the following criteria:

  • Your technology, capital good or service is new in the target market.
  • The demonstration project is executed in one of the DHI countries.
  • The demonstration project can’t be larger in size or duration than strictly necessary.
  • Within 3 years, the export should be expected to be at least 10 times the subsidy amount..
  • You don’t supply any products or services during the demonstration project.
  • Supply takes place only after the demonstration project has been completed.

Project duration and subsidy amount

The maximum allowed duration of a project is 3 years. The maximum subsidy amounts €200.000 or 50% of the total costs of the demonstration project.

2. Feasibility studies

If a potential client in one of the DHI countries expresses the intention to invest in your Dutch technology, capital good or service. a feasibility study can help you investigate the technical and financial feasibility of the investment.

Technical and financial feasibility

The aim of a feasibility study is to explore the chances of your project to acquire funding. It also analyzes whether your potential client can earn the investment back within the intended period. Furthermore, the study helps mapping out the requirements and layout of the intended project to meet local conditions and needs.

Project duration and subsidy amount

The maximum allowed duration of a feasibility study is 2 years. The maximum subsidy amounts €100.000 or 50% of the total costs of the feasibility study.

3. Investment preparation studies

An investment preparation study helps in deciding whether or not to invest in one of the DHI countries and acquiring funding for this investment. The study results in a business plan including all details of the intended investment in the target market.

Conditions

  • The intended investment should match the activities of your current business.
  • The partnership with the local investing party can be temporary.
  • You and – if applicable – other investing parties should be able to bear the total costs of the investment preparation study.
  • Proof that the intended investment can be financed, for example with declarations of intent from the intended investors or co-investors.

Project duration and subsidy amount

The maximum allowed duration of an investment preparation study is 2 years. The maximum subsidy amounts €100,000 or 50% of the total costs of the feasibility study.

General terms and conditions

To be eligible for the DHI program, the country you’re planning to invest in should be on the list of DHI countries and there should be budget available for that specific country. All applications for the DHI program are evaluated in 3 steps: threshold criteria, exit criteria and a ranking system based on awarded points. Also, the application should match with the goals of the DHI program and the target market. Applications that do not meet these formal criteria, are not taken under further evaluation.

Interested?

Please contact us via 020 – 365 55 31 so that we can check the possibilities within the DHI program for you.

Persoonlijk contact?

Please contact us via 020 – 365 55 31 so that we can check the possibilities within the DHI program for you.