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FLEMISH REGION : VLAIO is the government agency for Innovation by Science and Technology. We help Flemish companies and research centres in realising their research and development projects. We offer them financial funding, advice and a network of potential partners in Flanders and abroad. We also support the Flemish Government in its innovation policy.
FLEMISH REGION - VLAIO supports collaboration in innovation
Collaboration is an important aspect of Flemish innovation policy. Collaboration enables companies and knowledge centres to tackle common technological issues efficiently. It also allows them to develop their internal know-how.VLAIO offers funding and advice to any form of collaboration that supports innovation.
In Belgium-Flanders the funding percentage for companies depends on the type of activities in the project.
A company can only ask for a maximum of 50% subsidy of eligible costs in a development project.
If the activities in the project can be designated as industrial research the funding rate is 50%.
For international collaboration an extra bonus of 10% can be added.
For medium sized enterprises an extra bonus of 10% can be added, for small enterprises an extra bonus of 20% can be added.
A company can only ask for a maximum of 60% subsidy of eligible costs in a research project.
Belgian or foreign academic partners or research institutes can be funded by VLAIO if their expertise is crucial for the Flemish partner (company) and if they are subcontracted by this company
A minimum 40% of the Walloon budget must be allocated to an wallon company;
The beneficiary must have a stable financial situation;
The beneficiary must have Operational offices in the Walloon Region;
The project must add benefit to the regional economy;
Funding rates are depending of the type of research (Industrial research or Experimental development) and of the type of partnership.