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. We do this in close collaboration with local actors and supported by our international commitments in EUREKA, E.E.N., Horizon Europe, IPCEI, ERDF and Interreg.
We focus on:
- Stimulating growth and innovation
We support businesses through grants so they continue to grow, transform and innovate. Examples include the SME growth subsidy, R&D&I-projects, strategic ecology support (investments) and strategic transformation support (investments and training).
- Promoting entrepreneurship
We work together with strong partners that assist SMEs through start, growth and takeover. We also encourage networking focused on growth companies.
- Supporting clusters
We support organisations that catalyse cooperation and dynamics within a group of enterprises and knowledge institutions.
- Improving environmental factors
We facilitate the development of industrial areas.
By being a one-stop-shop, we build a bridge towards stronger entrepreneurship.
In 2020, VLAIO did contribute to mitigation of the COVID-crisis through specific temporary measures
In numbers (2020):
- 380 employees
- 2,6 billion € budget
- 220 partners
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