Joint R&D project call

Joint R&D project call

The objective of the joint R&D project call is to foster collaboration between academia and industry in the Brussels-Capital Region. This yearly program involves an active participation of both academic units and industrial teams with an aim of strengthening knowledge, transferring IP from academic research to the industry and turning it into prototypes that lead to new business opportunities.

Joint R&D Project Call

The objective of the Joint R&D Project Call (former Team Up)is to foster collaboration between academia and industry in the Brussels-Capital Region. This yearly program involves an active participation of both academic units and industrial teams with an aim of strengthening knowledge, transferring IP from academic research to the industry and turning it into prototypes that lead to new business opportunities.

Thanks to the Joint R&D Project Call, companies will acquire the knowledge they miss, integrate state-of-the-art and academics will find real-world use cases to apply their findings.

 

The theme of the 2019 call: From therapeutic to predictive medicine

The project call will be launched on 1 February.

Subscribe to our matchmaking event on 26 February 2019 to receive more information.

 

Those able to benefit from the Joint R&D Project Call aid are enterprises established in Brussels and having R&D activities in the projects which fulfil the following conditions:

  • The project must involve at least one research organization (university, higher education institution or research center) having at least one head office in the Brussels-Capital Region AND one company whose involved R&D activities are based in the Brussels-Capital Region

  • The project may thus involve the participation of more than one research organization and more than one company. However, the balance of efforts (men-months) between academia and industry must respect a 1/3 – 2/3 balance

  • Companies must be in an healthy financial situation as defined by the EU legislation (p19, §18)

  • Companies must demonstrate their ability to finance their share in the project

  • Companies must have fulfilled their obligations in the context of previous support initiatives allocated by the Region

  • Projects must fall within the scope of the defined call topic

  • Expected outcomes of the project must have a favorable impact for the partners in the Brussels Region (jobs, expertise, growth etc…)

The project call will be launched on 1 February 2019. 

 

Type of financial intervention

Financial aid may be allocated as a grant. It covers a period between one and three years. 
 

 
Grant
Micro enterprise/Small enterprise

60%

Medium enterprise

50%

Large enterprise

40%

Research organisations

100%

Since writing a solid full proposal is time and resource consuming and may constitute a barrier to entry, Innoviris is making available a Connect subsidy to cover part of the associated costs. This subsidy amounts to a maximum of 7500 Euros per partner (with a limit of 25.000 Euros per consortium). We encourage companies to dedicate part of this subsidy to investigate the IP aspects of the collaboration. Only consortia submitting a full proposal will receive the subsidy. Interested partners will fill in the Connect application form in annex of this document.

 

Evaluation criteria

  • Innovative character of the project 

  • Excellence of the research program, contributions beyond state-of-the-art

  • Quality of the execution plan (workprogram, methodology, expertise of the teams, planning)

  • Level of technological transfer from academia to industry and synergies between the partners

  • Valorization of the project outcomes from a business perspective 

  • In the case of a tie between projects, priority will be given to projects contributing to addressing the societal challenges of the Brussels Region (e.g. mobility or unemployment)

 

Innoviris contact person

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Jonathan Duplicy

Scientific Advisor

Industrial Research and Innovation Team

Tél. +32 2 600 50 52
jduplicy@innoviris.brussels

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Aiko Gryspeirt

Scientific Advisor

Industrial Research and Innovation Team

Tél. +32 2 600 50 27
agryspeirt@innoviris.brussels