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60 committed LIOF colleagues help your company grow with advice, a solid network and financing, to strive for a smarter, more durable and healthy Limburg.


We help you with knowledge and concrete tools

  • Knowledge courses by various experts and knowledge institutions
  • 75% reimbursement of costs (after approval of your application)
  • For startups, scale-ups and SMEs based in Limburg

Request a consultation with one of our advisors or get started on the application yourself.

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What is it?

With the following knowledge programs, LIOF wants to inspire entrepreneurs to innovate their products, services, processes and/or business models on the basis of social issues: energy, circularity, health and digitalization. Within each track, the latest trends and developments within a specific theme are discussed and you are given concrete tools to get started.

For whom?

Startups, scale-ups and SMEs (sector-wide) based in Limburg and motivated to innovate within the social issues (transitions) energy, circularity, health and digitization.


The scheme covers 75% of the costs for participation in a knowledge course with a maximum amount of € 7,500.

Click here for the regulation. (in Dutch)

Next submission dates

  • Wednesday 19 June
  • Wednesday 04 September

What knowledge pathways do we offer now?


We are happy
to engage with you

  • Free consultation with one of our advisors 
  • Explanation of the possibilities and answers to all your questions
  • Help with submitting your application 


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How to proceed.

  • Kies een kennistraject uit (zie overzicht) dat jou aanspreekt en dat aansluit op jouw leerdoelen;
  • Vraag het aanvraagformulier aan. Je krijgt dit per mail toegestuurd;
  • Per onderneming geldt er maximum van vier deelnemers per kennistraject. Per onderneming is dus slechts één aanvraagformulier per kennistraject noodzakelijk. In dit formulier kun je het aantal deelnemers (van jouw bedrijf) aangeven. Let op: bekijk per traject of er een prijs geldt per deelnemer of per onderneming. Dit is nodig om de totale kosten van de aanvraag te bepalen;
  • Per onderneming geldt er een maximum van twee aanvragen binnen de totale looptijd van het CollectiefProject. Je kunt je immers voor meerdere kennistrajecten aanmelden;
  • Je krijgt een business developer van LIOF toegewezen om je te begeleiden in het proces en zo samen jouw aanvraag zo helder mogelijk op papier te zetten;
  • Vul en dien het aanvraagformulier op tijd in voor het betreffende traject. De instructies staan in het formulier.

  • After submission, you will receive notification from us whether your application is complete and correctly completed (admissibility);
  • The assessment usually takes place two weeks after the submission date. After the assessment we will inform you as soon as possible about the outcome (decision).

  • With a positive decision you are entitled to 75% reimbursement of the costs of the knowledge program with a maximum of € 7,500;
  • We will pass on your details to the knowledge institution in question. They will then contact you with all further information about participation;
  • At the end of the CollectiveProject you can claim the costs incurred. How this is done depends on the knowledge program you choose. Usually you pay in advance and submit a declaration afterwards for 75% of the costs (Brightlands AI Academy, UMIO, Zuyd Professional, HAS Hogeschool and Fontys Hogeschool). However, for some tracks, LIOF reimburses at the beginning and you receive an invoice from us for 25% of the costs (CIRCO track).

Need help?

Want to spar first or have questions? Feel free to contact us. Together we will first look at which scheme best suits your questions and wishes. And, if you wish, we can explain how we can guide you through the application process itself. You can contact one of the advisors directly or use the contact button to schedule a consultation.

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