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ROCKET Reloaded

ROCKET Reloaded

ROCKET Reloaded is a sequel to the project “ROCKET”. Within the framework of this original project, eleven innovation projects and six feasibility studies were executed. ROCKET has also been elected as a best practice by both the European Commission (through the WATIFY program) and INTERREG Europe (KISS ME program). The mix of a number of predefined innovation projects that serve as inspiration and example, and an open part that has room and budget for new innovation projects to be defined during the program provides a strong instruments for SMEs to increase and strengthen their innovative activities.

The preference in ROCKET Reloaded is given to companies that have not participated as a lead partner in any of the projects in ROCKET. Furthermore, the percentage of new partners in the open part will be higher than 40%. ROCKET Reloaded will strengthen the regional competitive advantage because of four fundamental points.

1. KETs are assigned as a key priority by the European Commission in the 2020 strategy. The key enabling technologies are economic engines and will play a significant role in innovation and job growth.

2. The involved regions all have a strong link with high-tech. Each region in the project has the KETs as a strategic priority in their Smart Specialisation Strategies. Furthermore, a contribution will be made towards the valorisation of new knowledge in these areas because of the implementation of think tanks.

3. The project builds upon earlier success. During ROCKET, a great deal of experience has been gained and there is a strong network of specialists. Excellent projects have been prepared that are now ready for further advancement.

4. There will be an active search for synergies with other INTERREG programs, such as MIND, iPro-N, Digipro, Food2020, Enerpro & D-NL HIT to maximize the gains of each European euro.

Finally, the film of the ROCKET Reloaded Kick-off event is online! Watch it here!

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Planned project costs

2.546.979,97 €

Project Duration

15.2.2019 - 30.6.2022


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV

Project partners

Stichting Business Cluster Semiconductors Oost-Nederland, Cluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW c/o NMW Management GmbH, ROCKET Groep Nederland-Duitse bedrijven c/o Oost NV, microTEC Gesellschaft für Mikrotechnologie mbH, TAFH Münster GmbH, NYtor B.V., DoMicro B.V., Tec-V, Techtobizz International Innovation BV, Qurin Diagnostics , Tunatech GmbH, Arenz Digital Services GmbH, Essentrium, D3 Systeme GmbH, OBB Beheer BV, TechToBizz International Innovation Holding BV, Van Workum Machine Service bv, Lionix International B.V., Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, High Tech NL,


Financer Amount
High Tech NL 0,00 €
microTEC Gesellschaft für Mikrotechnologie mbH 31.053,94 €
DoMicro B.V. 56.552,50 €
Tec-V 20.817,50 €
NYtor B.V. 27.750,00 €
EFRE / EFRO 1.221.313,26 €
Cluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW c/o NMW Management GmbH 0,00 €
Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH 47.613,38 €
Provincie Gelderland 50.000,00 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 50.000,00 €
TAFH Münster GmbH 0,00 €
OBB Beheer BV 6.682,50 €
Qurin Diagnostics 31.796,00 €
ROCKET Groep Nederland-Duitse bedrijven c/o Oost NV 330.000,00 €
Provincie Limburg 0,00 €
Arenz Digital Services GmbH 91.959,60 €
Stichting Business Cluster Semiconductors Oost-Nederland 0,00 €
TechToBizz International Innovation Holding BV 9.466,88 €
MWIDE NRW 250.000,00 €
Essentrium 26.046,49 €
D3 Systeme GmbH 31.445,24 €
Lionix International B.V. 52.454,00 €
Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV 0,00 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 150.000,00 €
Techtobizz International Innovation BV 3.480,00 €
Van Workum Machine Service bv 10.548,68 €
Tunatech GmbH 48.000,00 €