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The 2022 edition of the Innovative Starters Award is open. This funding of EUR 500 000 per innovative project offers Brussels start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to realise their strategic innovation plan. Keep an eye on this page and our socials.

Couldn't join us at our Innovative Startup Event on 12/05/2022? Watch the presentations here.

Are you eligible?

  • You are a small unlisted company.
  • Your company was founded no more than five years ago on 1/1/2022.
  • 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 an ISA award (Rise)
  • Your company is not in difficulty according to the applicable European legislation

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.


Guidelinespdf242.2 KB
Formdocx291.66 KB
Informatieverklaring ondernemingsgrootte van de aanvragerpdf140.42 KB
Déclaration taille PMEpdf153.86 KB

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