Brussels, a start-up hub
Every year, over 11,000 companies are set up in Brussels. Thanks to its economic dynamism, the Brussels-Capital Region is the European region with the largest number of new businesses per inhabitant. In absolute figures, Brussels has twice as many start-ups as cities such as Ghent, Antwerp, Liege or Leuven.
Brussels, a knowledge capital
With 51 institutions of higher education on its territory, Brussels is not only the largest student city in Belgium, but also a true knowledge capital. As such, from a Belgian perspective, the active population of Brussels is the most highly educated. Almost half have a certificate of higher education. Moreover, the concentration of researchers - in relation to the working population - is higher than in any other Belgian region.
Europe's most innovative universities and research centres, both in fundamental and applied research, are located in Brussels. Just like numerous established companies, SMEs, start-ups and non-profit organisations, they provide employment, economic competitiveness and prosperity within the Region.
The Brussels-Capital Region believes in the importance of local entrepreneurship and innovation to ensure the well-being and prosperity of the Brussels population now and in the future.
Our mission? To finance your future!
As the regional institute for research and innovation, Innoviris' mission is to connect, stimulate and financially support citizens, companies, research institutes and non-profit organisations in achieving progress.
Innoviris plays a pioneering role and provides the financial fuel to power the innovation engine in Brussels. Innovation is, after all, the engine of growth of the Brussels-Capital Region.