NADP Vouchers financing instrument


An important objective of the NADP is to increase the productivity of research and development for new antibiotics and alternatives. In order to promote the accelerated development of promising ‘leads’, the NADP has developed a financing instrument specifically for this purpose: the NADP Vouchers.

These Vouchers can be used in various phases of the drug development process to gain advice and intensive supervision of research projects from independent consultants* or contract research organisations that have specific knowledge and expertise pertinent to the pharmaceutical development process and clinical applications. The options vary from lead identification and optimisation, patent applications, and market analysis to pre-clinical drug development.

*An independent consultant or consultancy organisation is an organisation, which is not a knowledge institution, and which possesses expertise in the field of the activities to be funded by means of the voucher, and which conducts consultancy and contract research assignments as a business activity.

NADP Vouchers

The NADP Voucher financing instrument includes:

  1. Intellectual Property Vouchers
    For independent advice on legal support. Vouchers can be used for freedom-to-operate analyses, filing of patent application and other relevant legal support activities. The compensation for the advice and assistance project can be maximally 5,000 euro, corresponding up to 75% of the total project costs.
  2. Value Proposition Vouchers
    For independent advice on valorisation options for a new lead. Vouchers can be used for market analyses, drawing up a business plan and/or product development plan, including the development of a target product profile (TPP). The compensation for the advice and assistance project can be maximally 15,000 euro, corresponding up to 75% of the total project costs.
  3. Lead Development Vouchers
    For an independent advice, guidance, and execution of a project for the identification, selection and/or validation of a lead compound. Vouchers can be used for lead formulation, selection and optimisation, ADME / DMPK, and toxicology studies.The compensation for the advice and assistance project can be maximally 50,000 euro, corresponding up to 75% of the total project costs.

Availability and budget allocation

The NADP has reserved a budget of approx. 450,000 euro for the period 2018-2020 for this Voucher financing instrument, divided among the Intellectual Property Vouchers, Value Proposition Vouchers and Lead Development Vouchers. The NADP will evaluate the efficacy of the Voucher financing instrument on an annual basis and will amend it as necessary to continue to meet the needs of the applicants.

For whom are the Vouchers intended?

Dutch knowledge institutions and small- or medium-sized enterprises that have a lead for the development of a new antibiotic or alternative therapeutic can submit an application.

What are the conditions?

The Vouchers may only be used for advice and/or supervision and execution of projects pertaining to leads for the development of new antibiotics and alternative therapeutics that comply with the NADP Research and Development Agenda.

For an overview of the guidelines and conditions for applications as well as key requirements and entry tresholds for leads to enter this NADP financing instrument, please check the links below:

Application dates

Applications can be submitted throughout the year, on a first come, first served basis. The collection dates for applications are:

Intellectual Property and Value Proposition Vouchers

01/02/2019, 01/04/2019, 01/06/2019, 01/08/2019 and 01/10/2019

Lead Development Vouchers

01/02/2019, 01/06/2019 and 01/10/2019

Application forms

NADP voucher application forms can be downloaded via the links below:

Awarded Vouchers

Go to Awarded Vouchers for an overview.

More information

For technical and practical questions regarding the NADP Voucher financing instrument, please contact NADP via [email protected].


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