Flemish subsidies for research, development & innovation


Let's make this happen

The development projects and research projects are aimed at innovative Flemish SMEs and large companies that can receive 25% to 80% support with a maximum subsidy of 3 million Euros. The grants are awarded by Flemish Agency Innovation & Entrepreneurship, formerly known as IWT grants.

An important condition is that the research projects are focused on knowledge-intensive research (and therefore not on development). Innovation is defined as the creation of a new (or innovative) product, process or service that requires innovation at the company. Obtaining a clear added value in relation to the market and a high risk of technical failure must form the starting point. The innovation and the relevant knowledge development can be both technological and non-technological in nature. Start-ups are also eligible for subsidies in which the wages of the (co-) founders are also eligible if they are part of the project team (see also overview of subsidies for start-ups).

Development projects

Development projects are characterised as short-term, result-oriented with a clear innovation-driven business case. The duration is a maximum of 24 months and the maximum support is 50,000 euros.

Research projects

Research projects have a maximum duration of 36 months. These projects are characterised by knowledge-intensive, research-driven and a long-term vision & strategy. The basic support amounts to 25% -50% depending on the research content but can be increased for an SME (+ 20%) and cooperation (+ 10%) with independent companies or research centres.


High chances of success

Contigent upon a good funding application


Start-ups friendly

Also suitable for starters


All sectors

Both IT and non-IT


Growth opportunities

For example, a European Horizon grant


What our clients say

"We weren't all too sure if we were eligible for grants from the government for our newest project. Venture Campus did the research and got us successfully funded!"

Gil Dejonghe
CEO at Smile Safari

"Venture Campus transformed our concept into a successful subsidy application. In addition, the collaboration was completely no cure, no pay. A genuine no-brainer for us."

Boris Bogaert
CEO at Pitchdrive

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+10 years experience in SME funding
No cure - no pay
Over 120 funded cases
85% succes ratio
/ Frequently Asked questions

Venture Campus makes the difference you need

What's the cost of hiring Venture Campus for funding my project?

We work with the no-cure, no-pay principle for most subsidy applications. This means that you only have to pay if the subsidy is awarded.

Does Venture Campus also work with start-ups?

Definitely! Startups are part of our regular customer base. We often provide leverage through subsidies on capital increases by investors.

What's the succes ratio of Venture Campus' funding services?

Just because we work via the no-cure, no-pay principle, where we are only paid for success, our success ratio is high. If we believe in your project, we do so based on our expertise with hundreds of other clients.

How can I check is my project is eligible for funding?

We analyze for free whether your project qualifies for subsidies. This can be done by telephone, via a video call or even via our subsidy robot.

I want to hire Venture Campus for my project, what's the first step?

We are happy to discuss the possibilities for subsidy in person. After signing the agreement, our work will start with the aim of submitting within 60-90 days. Contact us today to start your grant application!