There are many government grant funding programmes available in Flanders, Belgium and the EU to support science, technology and business innovation. Be it for SMEs, large corporate enterprises or research organisations etc., we can help you see clearly in the multitude of innovation funding programmes. Whether you want to carry out further research and development, test a prototype or pilot or demonstrate the replicability of a new concept or business model the right grant funding programme will boost your innovation project.
Funding from the Flemish and Belgian governments
The Flemish Government encourages companies that put innovation at the core of their business in order to help boost the economy. With grants for research and development, the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) supports organisations to successfully develop their innovative ideas. These grants help fund innovations in the relatively short term, which are result-oriented and contain a clear innovation-driven business case, or projects with a long-term vision, which require applied research and new knowledge acquisition. In addition, at national level the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) stimulates fundamental scientific research and strategic research with an economic finality.
Funding from the European Commission
The European Commission offers many interesting grant opportunities that can help fund your research and innovation projects. At MINT, we have experience with supporting our customers with a wide variety of EC programmes including ‘Life’, structural funds, public-private-partnerships e.g. IMI and CEF and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Currently, we are keeping an eye on the EC’s Green Deal, for which an extra €1 billion has been made available with the H2020 programme. The upcoming innovation framework programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027) includes opportunities to advance excellent science, technologies and solutions and disruptive market-creating breakthroughs.
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