Hire a specialist on subsidies
We will appoint a specialist on subsidies who will bring in European, national and Gelderland subsidies to develop Wageningen. There is a lot of subsidy to be found if you know where to look. If we appoint a specialist who will take the Wageningen companies, organisations, start-ups and associations along in the process, we can ensure that Wageningen is lifted to an even better level.
As Connect Wageningen we believe it is important to strengthen the profiling of, or 'the brand' Wageningen. Doing so will not only contribute to more employment and more facilities, but also makes room for more internships, gives more value to diplomas obtained in Wageningen and/or give companies from Wageningen a stronger position. For example, the municipality is very ambitious in the field of sustainability and invests quite a lot of money into it. The opportunity to link a revenue model here has never been made use of. By profiling Wageningen as 'the place where you can obtain quality knowledge and expertise about climate', we can respond to that.
In Wageningen, approximately € 0.5 million of the € 93 million goes to improving opportunities for businesses, trade and craft. That is 0,5% of the total. Our plans would increase the budget by around € 0.25 million. Which has a low impact on the total budget.