Belgium (Flanders): VLAIO

Programme Profile

Belgium Flanders Hermesfund

Name of the programme/initiative:

Industrial research project

Industrial development project

programme website

Programme owner


Program manager (excecuting funding organisation)


Contact person
Details: e-mail, tel.


Tel: +32 02 432 42 85 / +32 2 432 42 78


Type of research eligible for funding (e.g. basic research, applied research, innovation)
(basic research, applied research, innovation)

Research (TRL 1-3) – Development (TRL 4-7)

Funding rates (approx.)

25%-60%, depending on type of research (basic research or development) and extra's for small and medium sized companies (sme)

Major eligibility restrictions
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restricition)

Only companies with (future) economical added value in Flanders are able to submit proposals (large companies and SME's). Universities or Research Institutes can only participate as subcontractor (or research partner) to a Flanders based company. Foreign Companies only as subcontractor without own exploitation.

A stand alone participation of only a research group from a university or research institute without a (co-financing) Flanders company is not eligible.

Geographical coverage (national/regional)

Flanders Region

National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines

M-ERA.NET 2 call deadlines apply for M.ERA.NET proposals

The regular programme is open to all topics with continuous submission possible.