Are you active in a research centre and want to help Brussels-based companies with their innovative project through your expertise and services? Become an accredited centre for innovation vouchers.
Approved centres: call open all year round
Conventional approval: call open from 6 May to 22 June 2024


Since 2012, the Innovation Vouchers action has enabled small and medium-sized enterprises in Brussels to access the expertise of a research centre quickly and inexpensively. This allows them to validate an innovative idea or make use of specific expertise to support their innovative project.

Innoviris wants to expand the number of participating research centres to better meet the needs of Brussels companies.


What are the conditions for recognition?

  • the best practice of the research centre which
    • has analytical accounting and internal control procedures to ensure that the accounts are kept correctly
    • publishes an annual activity report
    • meets the essential quality standards in the sector. This covers, for example, ISO certifications or the recognitions which are necessary to ensure the quality of services in a given field.
  • the expertise of the research centre which
    • carries out research, development and innovation activities which are sufficiently general to interest companies with the same needs in the sector of activity in question
    • is aware of the latest scientific developments and makes them known to companies, on top of the results of their research activities
    • has the human and material resources to perform services in the area of technical information, including technological audits of problems related to processes or products, or orientation advice regarding technological competencies.
  • The sustainability of the research centre which
    • has sufficient financial resources
    • is willing to deliver the services on a sustained and regular basis

How do I submit an application?

You are

  • a centre at a Belgian college or university;
  • A De Groote centre; 
  • or a foreign centre in your country with an accreditation equivalent to that of the research units of universities and colleges recognised by the Federal State, the French Community, the Flemish Community or the German-speaking Community.

Your status entitles you to automatic recognition. Add the form about your services to your first joint application for an innovation voucher with a Brussels SME. This form is available at the bottom of this page and an application can be submitted throughout the year.

None of the above categories apply to you? Innoviris launches an annual call for innovation voucher providers.


Check out the rules below and submit your application, including the form and all requested supporting documents.

Centres that meet the conditions for approval are included in the list of approved centres and can provide services to Brussels companies once approval is granted.

For more information, visit the Innovation Vouchers page.


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