Flanders’ department for innovation and entrepreneurship (VLAIO) has launched the program CrossRoads Vlaanderen-Nederland. A call for subsidies opens on 1 September.
CrossRoads encourages and supports cross-border cooperation between SMEs in Flanders and Southern Netherlands for the development of innovative products, processes or services related to major societal transitions. This includes healthcare, sustainability, renewable energy and industry 4.0.
Companies can apply for subsidies for up to 50% of project costs, with a ceiling of €250,000. The maximum duration of projects is 24 months. CrossRoads advisors help SMEs define their projects and find the right partners. They are also available for consultations for the duration of the project.