Innovation and the willingness to reduce energy and environmental impact serve as guiding principles for a more efficient and future-respecting world. These desires naturally align with the national and European development objectives for the years to come.
To promote and encourage businesses to make the necessary investments to achieve these goals, local governments and the European Commission provide funds to financially support these enterprises. This support can take various forms, including grants, which are the primary form of aid we work with.
In Wallonia, the responsible authority is the Walloon Public Service (SPW).
The main aid we work with is the following:
Research and Development projects
The Walloon Region provides assistance to measure for research and technological innovation through ,the Win4Company measure., Its purpose is to finance industrial research or experimental development projects. These correspond respectively to the simple acquisition of new knowledge, or to the use of this knowledge for the development of a product, a process or a service (PPS).
Industrial research is financed up to 50 to 70% of eligible expenses in the form of a subsidy (non-refundable) and experimental development is financed from 35 to 55% in the form of a recoverable advance.
Protection of the environment and sustainable use of Energy:
The region provides funds to help companies that invest in any action aimed at repairing or preventing damage to the environment or natural resources. These investments must enable the company to exceed current standards or adapt to future standards. Aid rates vary from 10 to 40% depending on the size of the company.
The region also provides funds to help companies that invest in any action aimed at significantly reducing their energy consumption or diversifying their energy sources.
Rates vary from 20 to 50% depending on the size of the company and the type of investment made.
Premium for investments :
With this premium, small, medium and large (depending of their localisation) companies are supported when they invest in a building, in the diversification of their activity or in the purchase of an establishment which has closed. The amount of the premium depends of several criteria like the category of the company, the type of activities, the localisation of the investment, the possible employment creation,…
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Download the whitepaper of subsides for innovation in Belgium – Brussels & Wallonia (FR version)
In this paper, we will examine the subsidy measures in Brussels & Wallonia –
what it entails, the requirements, and the potential amount of support.
PoC’s 5V 2023:
Research to incoporate 5G in industry 4.0, connected agriculture, e-health, logistics and mobility
Last Mile 2023:
Investments in connectivity infrastruture (5G, Gigabit)
Cooperation for Innovation:
Collaborative r&d in agriculture and sylviculture
Energy transition of industrial enterprises:
Phase 1 : invest in project that have impact on higher energy effiency or reduction of GHG emission
Phase 2 : investiments beneficial for energy transition
R&d in “enhaced health” and “food industry of the future and innovative environment management”
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