Eureka and Flanders

Flemish organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Network projects, Globalstars, Eurostars and Clusters programmes. If you are based in Flanders and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO). VLAIO supports Flemish organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and new global markets.

  • 0.19M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY BELGIAN PARTNERS
  • 1.30B€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985
  • 43 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH BELGIUM
  • 7,269 BELGIAN ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

Flanders offers you

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Partner search

VLAIO can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of 45 member countries). For more information on how to find international project partners, contact VLAIO or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.

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Advice services and support tools

VLAIO offers advice and support from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. VLAIO also offers additional support that complements Eureka’s funding programmes, such as its SME e-wallet (a grant for businesses to spend on training and advice) and SME growth subsidy (funds for recruiting a strategic employee or using a consultancy service).

Flanders funds

  • Clusters (6 funded)

    Industry-driven programmes with thematic communities of experts, large companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations. Collaborate on R&D projects of any size.

    Discover Clusters
  • Eurostars (funded)

    R&D SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.

    Discover Eurostars
  • Globalstars (funded)

    Calls for R&D projects with partners in a specific country outside the Eureka network.

    Discover Globalstars
  • Network projects (funded)

    A flexible programme for R&D projects with any technological focus. You can propose or join a project at any time or take part in our regular calls.

    Discover Network projects
  • InvestHorizon (funded)

    Preparing deep tech companies for Series A investment through an accelerator programme (in association with the European Commission).

    Discover InvestHorizon

The programme that interests you isn’t listed as funded? 

We recommend that you get in touch with your national contact to talk about funding options even if a programme is listed as not funded. There might still be funding available.

In the absence of any national funding support, it is still possible to participate in a project by self-funding.

Contacts in Flanders

  • Lieve Apers

    Lieve Apers - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Johan Michiels

    Johan Michiels - Eurostars advisor

Contact your national funding body