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Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) is a government agency that finances strategic and industrial research.

The larger part of VLAIO’s own budget is allocated to industrial R&D projects. Applications originate from industry, but are usually submitted in cooperation with a public research institution (university, university college,…), in which the research institution can act as a research partner or as a service provider. The success rate is quite high and submission is permanent. The funds intended for the public research partner are allocated through the industrial partner.

Apart from a number of (partially) SME-targeted projects, VLAIO also offers a number of doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

Furthermore, the VLAIO agency manages a number of programs on behalf of its financer, the Flemish government, including for example, agricultural research and TETRA programmes.

Funding

Funding

Duration

Contact: Ann Aerts  
Industrial Research & Development Grants (R&D) 3 years
   
Contact: Liesbet Cockx  
Agricultural Research (LA) 4 years
Technology Transfer Fund (TETRA) 2 years
   
Contact: Bruno Hoste  
Baekeland Program (BM) 4 years
Innovation Mandates (IM) depending on the type of mandate

Contact

Ann Aerts Campus Middelheim, Building A
A.129
Tel. +32 3 265 30 27
annfb.aerts@uantwerp.be

Contact

Liesbet Cockx Campus Middelheim, Building A
A.129
Tel. +32 3 265 31 98
liesbet.cockx@uantwerp.be

Contact

Bruno Hoste Campus Middelheim, Building A
A.132
Tel. +32 3 265 30 53
bruno.hoste@uantwerp.be