15 September 2022

Making a choice can be stressfull, just as well when looking for the right grants. FI Group has taken the time to analyse the most interesting grants opportunities of this autumn 2022 and summarises them in a grants calendar. Our group of experts identifies strategic opportunities, measures to achieve your R&D+I goals and investments that fit perfectly into your (project) plan. We want to prepare you for a successful 2023!  

How do grants work?    

The grant process follows a linear workflow consisting of finding the right funding opportunity, analysing the conditions, preparing the necessary data, applying for the grant, waiting for approval, successful execution of the (project) plan, reporting and closing.    

Calls for financial support open throughout the year with different application procedures and eligibility conditions. Consider several factors:    

  • Geographical scope (local, regional, national or European)    
  • Private or public actor    
  • Company size (startup, SME, large enterprise)    
  • Type of project    
  • Necessary project costs    
  • Deadline(s)    

Grants can be both subject- and sector-specific. Therefore, FI Group’s consultants are at your disposal to simplify the financial support available for your specific needs. Request an audit now via our website or find the grants calendar below with the most interesting financial opportunities available specifically for the coming autumn.    

From October to December 2022  

1.- Belgium builds back circular (until 31 October 2022)  

‘Belgium builds back circular’ is a support through which the federal government wants to support innovative projects that contribute to the implementation of activities and/or applied research integrating the circular dimension in 4 specific sectors:  

  • Cycling  
  • Wind energy  
  • Health sector  
  • Biomimicry  

This first call for BBBC projects is part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP). The RRP is funded by a temporary European fund, Next Generation EU.  

2.- Water4All, Water Security for All (until 31 October 2022)  

Given these societal challenges of climate change, Water4All, launches an international call that will support research and innovation projects aimed at: providing knowledge, models, approaches, tools and methodologies to better understand hydrological processes at different scales and to respond more efficiently to water problems related to extreme climate events.    

Project proposals should fit within one of the following themes, which are explained in more detail in the call text:   

  • Resilience, adaptation and mitigation of extreme weather events    
  • Water management tools – in the context of extreme weather events    
  • Better water management in the context of extreme weather events and international contexts  

The call is intended for a consortium consisting of at least 3 partners and maximum 7 partners from at least 2 different countries. Partners from 1 country cannot contribute more than 50% of the revenue.   

The participating countries in this call are: Austria, Belgium (VLAIO, FWO and FNRS), Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK  

3.- Green power, call 3 (November 2022)  

Call Green Power, the Flemish government’s investment support programme, is a subsidy for medium-sized PV installations and small and medium-sized wind turbines.    

This third open call is designed to finance medium-sized solar PV installations and small and medium-sized wind turbines.  This call includes both:  

  • Floating PV installations;  
  • PV installations on marginal land;  
  • And small and medium-sized wind turbines;  
  • As well as other PV installations.  

4.- Brexit Resilience Grant (until 31 December 2022)  

This grant aims to support Flemish SMEs in their reorientation to counter the impact of the Brexit. As a company, you investigate, with your own resources and manpower, or in collaboration with an external service provider, how to compensate for the lost UK market share. You can:  

  • Tap into new foreign markets  
  • Develop a new product or service  
  • Boost your competitiveness with a digital strategy  
  • Simplify/digitise the administration around customs formalities  
  • Improve your logistics chain in exports to the UK 

5.- Coup de Pouce (until 31 December 2022)  

Benefit from the loan of a family member who enjoys a tax advantage in the form of a tax credit of up to 4% per annum. Thanks to this appeal, you can get a subordinated loan.   

The Coup de Pouce loan allows your relatives to invest in your business and benefit from a tax advantage. The investment is granted by the lender (individual) and received by the borrower (the company making the application).   

The borrowed funds can only be used for the realisation of the financed company’s activity. 

FI Group has 20 years of experience and wants to support you in understanding and exploiting the available R&D+I opportunities. Our experts are at your disposal to analyse your project and together with you determine the next steps. 

Yvette Poumpalova

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