Vision and Mission

SMEs play an important role in innovation. Innovations which are necessary to change the Netherlands into a sustainable society. In the existing maze of funding schemes and partnerships it can be a challenge for SMEs to realize their innovation ambitions. InnovatieLink helps SMEs in the chemical, energy and biobased sectors with their questions and problems on their way from concept to market. With clear, practical support, with an Innovation Atlas (InnovatieAtlas) and a Funding Atlas (FinancieringsAtlas) we offer a useful insight into networks and funding.

We match demand and supply in innovation. With this InnovatieLink lives up to its mission: a healthy innovation climate in the chemical, energy and biobased sectors.


Which technologies occupy our interest?

InnovatieLink encourages the technologies that are part of the Top Sector Policy of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. In practice these technologies often include a wide range of SMEs and knowledge institutions. One example is the development of new (bio)plastics. Not just the making of these plastics, but also the processing of these materials into semi manufactured and new products.

Another example is the development of heating technology, in which not just the design and manufacture of new devices are of importance, but as well the installation thereof in homes, offices and other buildings by installers. Basically, the technologies from the Top Sector Policy do give direction to InnovatieLink, but do not limit us in supporting SMEs.

Wanting to learn more about the technologies we support?
Find more information on the  Top Sector Policy and on technology in the chemical and energy industry.

Click here for the general brochure of InnovatieLink.


Are you supportive, always curious, a natural connector, driven by innovation and with knowledge of the chemical or energy sector? Or simply a pro in finance and convinced that you can add value to the needs of SMEs? Then we are looking for you.

Interested? And ready to join our team?
View our vacancies

Local branches

SME entrepreneurs who are looking for practical support for their innovation project in chemistry, biobased economy or energy sector may also contact one of the local branches of InnovatieLink.



In the ‘Groothandelsgebouw’ in Rotterdam InnovatieLink formed a partnership with Venture Café and the CIC (Cambridge Innovation Centre). Every Tuesday InnovatieLink holds a walk-in hours. Additionally, InnovatieLink along with Venture Café regularly offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to seek advice from a specialist innovation manager, on Thursdays. Intensive knowledge sessions are frequently held here as well. For more information, contact Mrs. Monique Blokpoel,

North Netherlands


For entrepreneurs in the north of the Netherlands, we have a station in Groningen in the EnTranCe building at the Zernike Complex. Every Wednesday an innovation manager is on site to address innovation questions of SMEs as well as researchers and students. For more information, please contact Mr. Elzo de Lange,


Our partners in innovation