Do you want to develop a collaborative R&D project? We encourage and financially support collaborations between academia and the industry in Brussels through our annual thematic project call. Through this funding programme, we want to strengthen knowledge, ensure the transfer of intellectual property to the industry and create new business opportunities. This allows companies to take on board the latest innovations and enables researchers to find practical cases to apply their discoveries. The theme of the 2019 call for projects is 'From therapeutic to predictive medicine'. Interested? Submit your project at the latest by 3 May 2019!

Are you eligible?

  • Your project is in line with this year’s theme
  • Your project should have a favourable impact on the economy, employment and/or sustainable development of the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • It involves at least one research organisation and a company that are based in the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • The work is divided as follows between the academic institution and the industry: 1/3 – 2/3.
  • The companies are in robust financial health and can demonstrate their ability to fund their share of the project.
  • Companies have fulfilled their obligations under previous funding received from the Brussels-Capital Region.

The detailed conditions are set out in the application form.

The procedure in 3 steps

  • Submit your project outline, using this form, before 3 May 2019 at noon. 
  • If your project is selected, you will be invited to submit your final proposal using the form that is made available to you. This must be submitted before 4 October 2019 at noon.
  • Your full proposal will be evaluated by a jury of scientific experts. That evaluation is carried out on the basis of the submitted documents and an interview, according to the criteria set out in the regulations.

Other information

Projects have a duration of 1 to 3 years.

The financial contribution is awarded in the form of a grant and covers :

  • For research institutions: 100% of the costs of your project
  • For companies: 40 to 80% of the cost of your project, depending on the size of your company

You can apply for additional financial support to set up your project. Only consortia submitting a full proposal will receive the grant.



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