PME Grande Entreprise

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In 2015, following a request from the regional ministers for scientific research, the BEL-SME programme was created with a view to encouraging synergies and promoting intra-Belgian collaboration.

SPW Recherche, Innoviris and Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen have developed a simple tool that encourages the development of joint R&D projects between Belgian SMEs from different regions as a result.

In February 2021, BEL-SME gave way to BELCOO, which was founded on the same principle, namely a joint call from the three administrations, but with new features:

Like before, the funding institutions organise a consultation about what projects to fund, but the evaluation and funding is decentralised.



ampoule-34x34.pngread the BELCOO success stories (in French or Dutch)

ampoule-34x34.png read the press release of the Walloon minister for Research (in French)


Pierre Demoitié

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