Are you a newly-established Brussels company and a pioneer in your field? Participate in our Innovative Starters Award to win a €500,000 grant and develop your Strategic Innovation Plan.

Are you eligible?

  • You are a small unlisted company
  • Your company was founded no more than five years ago on 1/1/2021
  • You did not take over the activities of another company or are not a spin-off.
  • You have your head office in the BCR, where you develop the company’s activities.
  • You’ve never won a Rise award.

Find out more about the terms and conditions for eligibility in our guidelines.

The procedure in 3 steps

  • Submit your application before the deadline.
  • Following our preselection, you will be invited to pitch your Strategic Innovation Plan to a jury of multidisciplinary experts.
  • The most convincing candidates will be named most innovative start-up of the year.

Other information

The strategic innovation plan allows you to explain your overall strategy and elaborate on your R&D vision.

Innoviris will assist you throughout the process, which takes three years.

Check out our webinar or download the presentation below.

Brussels, City of Innovators

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