Belgium

FLEMISH REGION
Flanders Innovation and Enterpreneurship (VLAIO)

Mr. Geert Thorrez
Department of European and International Collaboration
Advisor

Phone: +32 473 25 01 68
Mail: geert.thorrez@vlaio.be

WALLON REGION
Service Public de Wallonie-Direction des Programmes fédéraux et internationaux

Mr Fabrice Quertain
Senior Policy Officer

Phone: +32 81 33 45 68
Mail: fabrice.quertain@spw.wallonie.be

BRUSSELS REGION
INNOVIRIS

Mr. Stijn Mass
International Projects Advisor

Phone: +32 2 600 50 67
Mail: smaas@innoviris.brussels

BELGIUM HAS LABELLED EURIPIDES²

FUNDING BODIES

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. 

WALLONIA REGION:

FUNDING TOOLS

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.

FUNDING IN FLANDERS

VLAIO:  GRANTS

In Belgium-Flanders the funding percentage for companies depends on the type of activities in the project.

  • For development activities in a project the funding is 25% of eligible costs.
  • 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 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

FUNDING IN WALLONIA

DGO6:  GRANTS

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.