News articles written by Tom Wallyn

New Digital Europe calls opening 22/02

21 February 2022

Recently the European commission published the second wave of calls for the Digital Europe funding program. The program is tailored towards organizations investing in digital technology research, development, market deployment and the overall digital transformation of the Union. The programme has a budget of over € 7.5 billion to support the development of a wide

European Innovation Council 2022 Work Programme adopted

15 February 2022

The European Innovation Council (EIC), which falls under the banner of Horizon Europe, is the European commission’s flagship innovation programme. It is aimed at identifying, developing and commercializing breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations that are high-risk and high-impact in nature.The goal of EIC is to support researchers, start-ups and SMEs with the development and

Publication dates of the EU’s LIFE 2022 calls have been announced

27 January 2022

The European Commission’s CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency) has just announced the publication dates of the new 2022 calls for proposals of the LIFE programme. With a sizable budget of € 5.4 billion from 2021 to 2027, this EU funding programme is entirely dedicated to nature-related, climate action and environmental projects. It

New incentive opportunities for circular economy in the manufacturing industry in Flanders

25 January 2022

The Flemish Government is fully committed towards a circular economy. This commitment is reflected in the Flemish Resilience Recovery Plan and supports the ambition to reduce the material footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in line with the broader European goals. In this regard, the Flemish Government just launched two new incentive programmes: ‘circular

Changes to Strategic Transformation Support Programme from 2022 onwards

5 January 2022

Vlaio has just released a new update regarding the well known Strategic Transformation Support programme.  The Strategic Transformation Support programme is aimed at companies that are implementing a transformation with a strong innovative character to strengthen their international competitiveness. Companies can get up to 8% support for the accepted costs of mainly CAPEX investments and

New 2022 calls for the SME Growth Subsidy

16 December 2021

What is the SME Growth subsidy? With the SME growth subsidy, the Flemish government supports SMEs seeking to embark, or continue their strategic growth trajectory. The growth subsidy covers strategic advice from an external service provider or the recruitment of a strategic profile that will help SMEs in their growth. The applicant’s growthpath must be

New call Green Power! Support for solar panels and wind turbines

2 December 2021

The Flemish Energy and Climate Agency (VEKA) has launched a new project call to support companies and organisations investing in new solar panels and wind turbines in order to accelerate the green energy transition in the Flemish region. The solar panels should be PV (photovoltaic) installations with inverter power from 40 kW to 2 MW

Belgian incentives newsletter

21 October 2021

With the PwC Incentives Hub, we strive at remaining up to date on the latest news in grants and incentives and share the latest insights. In that respect, this newsletter outlines the most important developments on Belgian grants and incentives.  SME-portfolio The SME-portfolio (KMO-portefeuille) supports training and advice for a.o., small and medium enterprises. As