Course – Writing a NWO Take Off Grant (ENG)

Are you a researcher who wants to prepare for the NWO take-off grant?

Valuable research results sometimes threaten to go unused because knowledge and innovations must endure a difficult path to the market. Funding is needed to bridge the divide between the research and the market. The NWO Take-off programme bridges this funding gap. The aim of Take-off is to explore the further development and societal acceptance of a product, process, care or service innovation in the broadest sense of the word and within all scientific areas – from exact science and technology or life sciences to the humanities and social/behavioural sciences.

Writing this type of ‘valorisation grant’ requires a different mindset because you will need to tackle questions and challenges related to ‘business’ aspects. To help you prepare the application, the Knowledge Transfer Office, part of Research & Impact, offers a summer course “Writing a Take Off grant”. This course gives you the chance to validate and shape your idea in a practical way with the help of professionals. After the course, you will be able to pitch your innovation and write a successful Take-Off application. The course will run with 5 participants or more.

The summer course is also beneficial for those exploring a spinoff company or interested in writing another valorisation grant, like the NWO Demonstrator grant.

“Well-structured and inspiring workshop with many practical insights a scientist would hardly think about him(her)self.” –  Victoria Mironova

“This two-day course was exactly what I needed to evaluate my project from a business perspective; I believe the skills learned in this course can be used to strengthen any science project, and make it easier to write impactful project proposals.” – Marijn Martens

The actual dates for 2024 aren’t planned yet but you can already sign up so that we keep you up-to-date. The course will run with 5 participants or more.

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