Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business. It helps entrepreneurs with funding, networking, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations. The agency aims to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs and strengthen their position. It h operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Its activities are commissioned by the various ministries and, in some cases, the European Union. Some activities of the Commodities Boards are also included. The agency works in the Netherlands and abroad with governments, knowledge centres, international organisations and many other partners.
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ENTAG is a 4-year program financed by Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa and hosted by the Benefit -office. ENTAG supports agribusiness in Ethiopia in general but the program has a special focus on the following sectors.ü Aquaculture
These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres. Combining the expertise of these parties is essential for finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.
For the Dutch business community and the implementation of the PIB program, the government is deploying, among other things, its foreign network . The Netherlands has a worldwide network of embassies, consulates and the Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSOs).
Develop2Build provides funding for the development phase of infrastructure projects. The D2B tenders consist of preliminary studies needed for infrastructural project tenders, such as feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments and conceptual designs. Contracts can be procured by the local government or by RVO.nl.
DRIVE promotes development-relevant infrastructure in developing countries that are eligible for DRIVE funding. DRIVE funds part of the implementation phase of the projects. For several projects that are funded by DRIVE, services, goods and/or works will be publicly procured by the local government.
ORIO is the predecessor of DRIVE and D2B. The programme is closed for new submissions, but there is a portfolio of projects still to be implemented.
During the implementation phase of the projects that are (partly) funded by ORIO, several services, goods and/or works will be procured. Contracts are procured by the local government.
Demonstration Projects are dedicated to the implementation of pre-operational demonstration services within the ESA Business Applications programme, which therefore comply with the following requirements: they are user driven (including user involvement and contribution), they benefit from the integrated use of one or more space assets, with clear potential to become sustainable in the post project phase.
The Demonstration Project duration depends on the complexity of the activity and is typically between 12 and 24 months. Assuming the Demonstration Project is successful, after the completion of the contract with ESA it is expected to evolve into an operational service. For more information on the financial support of ESA's Business Applications programme see Funding Schemes.