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Support for large transformation investments

Are you interested in making a large investment or corporate transformation in Flanders? You could be eligible for governmental support if your project complies with the definition of a strategic transformation project.

Support for ecological investments

VLAIO extends two kinds of grants to companies in Flanders that invest in eco-friendly projects, initiatives and assets: Ecology Premium Plus (EP PLUS) and Strategic Ecology Support (STRES). Is your company going green? You can apply online.

Research and development grants

To support innovation by companies in Flanders, VLAIO offers many support services and subsidies to companies, research centers and other legal entities engaged in R&D projects.

Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

To help SMEs – whose operational activities are headquartered in Flanders – further develop and grow, support agency VLAIO offers two types of financial aid for training and advice: the SME e-wallet and SME growth subsidy.

Governmental support agencies in Flanders

Two main agencies, Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) and Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV) offer support to companies investing in Flanders.

Innovation support from Flanders’ clusters

Are you active in one of Flanders’ strategic industries? If so, the region’s spearhead clusters will welcome you with open arms – and innovative opportunities.

Access to European funding

Foreign companies established in Flanders also gain access to various European funding programs, like Horizon Europe.

How to fund your business in Flanders: other possibilities

Find out about self-funding, win-win loans, crowdfunding, venture capital, PMV corporate loans and (non-)bank financing in Belgium and Flanders.