Evaluate - Proof of Concept

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Evaluate - Proof of Concept

The programme Evaluate - Proof of Concept funds the demonstration of feasibility and the economic viability of an innovative technology, method or idea that originated in prior scientific research.
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The programme Evaluate - Proof of Concept funds the demonstration of feasibility and the economic viability of an innovative technology, method or idea that originated in prior scientific research.

The purpose of the projects that are funded under this programme is the implementation of:

  • a proof of concept of conclusive results from scientific research through the development of a prototype, the validation of tests or the demonstration on the site.

  • a socioeconomic proof of interest that shows that it is possible to create economic potential for the results, for example via a spin-off or a license.

 

 

As a research institution, you qualify for Evaluate - Proof of Concept if:

  • you have at least one operating site in the Region

  • you have fulfilled your obligations for prior support from the Brussels-Capital Region

The funding application must respect the following eligibility criteria:

  • The project aims to develop a proof of concept of research results previously acquired for the purpose of valorisation in the Brussels-Capital Region

  • The project is led by a promotor who wants to obtain a proof or concept of results obtained by previous scientific research, and this in order to achieve valorisation in the Brussels-Capital Region. The promotor is a professor or an established researcher of the beneficiary research institution or is the institution's head of research.

  • The project may not start before the application has been submitted

  • The project must last between 6 and 15 months

  • The application must be complete

  • The application must be submitted to Innoviris with the approval of the Rector, the Director of the university college or another person legally authorized to represent the institution

 

You can submit your application at any time of the year at Innoviris.

The application form is available in the toolbox of the French or Dutch version of this page on the website.

Type of financial intervention

Financial aid may be allocated as a grant that is 100% of the costs over a period of two years.

The funding will cover a period of 6 to 15 months. This period may not be extended or renewed.

Evaluation

If your file is declared admissible, Innoviris will carry out an analysis to evaluate the quality and impact on the economy, employment and the environment in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Evaluation criteriaof the jury:
  • The innovative character and the scientific quality of the work for which a proof of concept will be developed

  • The importance and feasibility of the project in general (planning, intellectual property rights, etc.)

  • The competences of the team responsible for implementing the project

  • The valorisation prospects of the project's results and the impact of this valorisation on the Region

Do you want to know more about the programme? Consult the regulations in the application form of the programme (available in the toolbox of the French or Dutch version of this page on the website).

 

Innoviris contact person

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Aline Grosfils

Scientific Advisor

Strategic Research Team

Tel. +32 2 600 50 66
agrosfils@innoviris.brussels