Requesting a WBSO subsidy for innovation

Do you develop new products, processes, software or you do technical scientific research.? And you are looking for possibilities to lower the costs of your innovations? The Dutch subsidy arrangement for research and development, WBSO (Wet bevordering Speur en ontwikkelwerk), partly compensates the costs of innovation.

The WBSO invites you as an employer, or employee in paid employment, to initiate a technical change process on a project basis. The essence of the WBSO is formulating the (software) technical problem that you are trying to solve in a short and concise manner. For companies, the benefit of the scheme is set off in the payroll tax return. For self-employed people, you claim the amount of deduction in the income tax return.

Grant Thornton can help you to request the WBSO

You can file a WBSO request a maximum of three times per year. Please note that you submit the application no later than one calendar month before the start of the R&D activities.