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Government allocates €646 million to projects designed to boost economic growth

The government is injecting €646 million into and setting aside €3.5 billion for ten projects designed to ensure greater economic growth in the Netherlands. The government intends to invest these sums, which will be allocated from the National Growth Fund, in green hydrogen, innovative and future-proof education methods and the extension of Amsterdam's North-South metro line, among other things. In awarding grants to these projects, the government is adopting the recommendation issued by the proposal assessment advisory committee led by Jeroen Dijsselbloem in full. The news was announced by the Ministers Van 't Wout (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) and Hoekstra (Finance). 

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Innovative projects given additional €1.35 billion boost due to funding from National Growth Fund

€1.35 billion will be allocated from the National Growth Fund to projects relating to artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine, health data infrastructure, quantum technology and hydrogen/green chemistry. Five proposals for projects designed to boost research and innovation, submitted by State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Mona Keijzer on behalf of the collaborating companies, knowledge institutions and government agencies, have had funding allocated and set aside for later use.

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