Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the contact point for entrepreneurs in Flanders. We encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship, and contribute to a favourable business climate. By being a one-stop-shop, we build a bridge towards stronger entrepreneurship. 

VLAIOs’ mission is to stimulate and support activities that are focused on innovation and a stronger entrepreneurship in Flanders. It helps Flemish companies and research centers to accomplish their research and development projects and contributes to a favorable business climate by offering financial funding via diverse channels, advice and a network of potential partners in Flanders and abroad.  

Also, international cooperation becomes more and more important in the innovation process. Therefore, VLAIO also actively focusses on the stimulation of Flemish participation in international projects. They are partner in several international projects with topics that create an added value for the Flemish (innovation) policy. In these projects, they fund research and innovation with national programmes designed for the industrial sector and research organisations as co-participant.  

VLAIO (WP3) is involved in several ERA-NETs with a focus on the calls (call documents, evaluation procedure and ranking) and has a large experience in evaluation as programme owner of all innovation programmes (with calls) of Flanders. In this regional evaluation the involvement of external experts is mandatory and it is common to appoint international experts. 

Contact: Kirezi Kanobana  

Website: www.vlaio.be/