Development, formulation and processing of your WBSO application

Is your academic spin-off company doing innovative R&D projects? Or, do you own a business with an R&D based innovative pipeline? With the WBSO (tax credit), companies can lower their wage costs, as well as other costs and expenditures related to R&D projects. In this context, R&D means scientific and or technical research.

For 2019, the reduction in tax credit is 32% of the first € 350.000 (40% for starters) and 14% of the remaining R&D related costs. Costs and expenditures related to R&D that are eligible for WBSO include: R&D related wage costs, consumable material, research equipment, rent of the research facility and specific software licenses.


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Our added value

With 5 (inter)nationally located offices and over 60 professional employees (MSc and PhD), we are a market leader in obtaining funding for biomedical and healthcare innovations, as well as for projects in the related areas such as ICT, eHealth and big data. We distinguish ourselves as a ‘One Stop Shop’, where we provide services for grant-applications, project management and WBSO. Therefore, you can have one agency to bring the R&D pipeline of your company to a higher level. We actively think along and ensure that you derive the maximum benefit from the WBSO tax credit.


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Our approach

As experts in applying for both national and international grants, including WBSO, Catalyze can help you significantly reduce R&D related costs and thereby strengthen the market position of your company.  Through extensive experience and practical knowledge, Catalyze has already raised more than €500 million in tax benefits and grants. Therefore, we are proud to be able to deliver the following services for your WBSO application.

Service description

  • Personal approach for every WBSO application
  • Preliminary discussion on your WBSO application
  • Advise on your project in context of the WBSO application
  • Plan, formulate and process your WBSO application
  • Manage the correspondence between you and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
  • Advise and assist on the administrative procedures in context of the WBSO in accordance with legislation
  • Support during an audit by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)


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Added value Catalyze

Why choose Catalyze?

Scientific & academic


Team of consultants with scientific and academic excellence (PhD, MD)



Consultants with experience in translating research into commercial products

Life sciences


Specialized in life sciences, biotechnology and medical technology.



Strong network of reliable and professional partners in the field.