Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1991
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:The Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT-Vlaanderen);
Legal References:Royal Decree of 1983


The Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT-Vlaanderen) has several funding programmes:

  • The Industrial Research and Development programme (O&O-programme) provides R&D support to firms (with (future) activities in the Flemish Region) for innovative projects that create added value (job creation, capital investment) in the Flemish Region.
  • For SMEs there is a SME Industrial Research and Development Programme (KMO-programme)
  • The “SBO” (Strategic Basic Research) programme of IWT supports strategic basic research projects (situated between fundamental research and the more specifically focused applied research) performed by all Flemish R&D actors (universities, colleges of higher education, companies, collective centres and research centres established in the Flemish Region) and all Flemish universities or colleges of higher education in the Brussels Capital Region. 

Within the above mentioned funding programmes a Regulation with regard to Sustainable Technological Development is integrated. All projects focussing on sustainable technological development get a priority ranking and a subsidy bonus.

Related policies:Financial support for demonstration projects - Flanders

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