Innovation mandates

In brief

An innovation mandate is specifically intended to allow postgraduate researchers to carry out a project in close collaboration with the business world, whether this be with an existing company, or with a view to setting up a new company. 

The main part of the research project is the economic valorisation of the research and the continued development of basic research, in order to make the results applicable to companies, in other words, projects whose level of risk is still too high to be conducted as an R&D project.

In summary

Who is eligible?
consortium between Flemish enterprise, Flemish knowledge institution and postgraduate researcher. The latter submits the request.
What is it for?
strategic basic research project whose results lead to added value for the enterprise or inception of a spin-off
50 to 100% of the staff and operating costs of the postgraduate researcher



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