Strategic Transformation Support (STS): subsidies for investments and training up to 1 million Euro


Strategic Transformation Support (STS)

Companies in Flanders can apply for a Strategic Transformation Support (STS) subsidy for a strategic transformation project. The mandatory requirement is at least €1 million in investments and €100,000 in training (the thresholds are even higher for medium-sized and large companies). The transformation project must make an important contribution to the strengthening of the economic fabric of Flanders. You are thinking, for example, of building a new office building or factory linked to a strategic transformation. The basic support is 8% for investments and 20% for training. The basic support is capped at a maximum of €1 million per company. A project is assessed according to certain criteria, including innovation, quality of management, reinforcement for the company, internationalisation and sustainability within Flanders. Venture Campus writes the Strategic Transformation Support (STS) dossier from A to Z. We use a fixed and variable remuneration (success fee). The threshold for applying for a STS file is high. For innovative companies, there are programs that are more accessible, such as SME innovation projects (innovation subsidy via Vlaio), SME growth subsidy (through SME portfolio), Horizon 2020 subsidies (through the EU) and subsidies for training and HR (via the European Social Fund, ESF).


Maximum grant size: 1 million Euro


Decision within 60 days


10 years of experience


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

Focus on what matters, we'll take care of the hassle

Personal support for your projects
Free assessment of unlimited projects
+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!