Category: Expert Session
We have recently been contacted by a number of member companies that have been confronted with difficulties when submitting an R&D project proposal at VLAIO (Flemish R&D Grant office). Since 1/10/2017 VLAIO conformed its internal evaluation criteria for grant funding with the European guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty.
On January 18th, we will organise an info session on this topic.
Please send us an e-mail if you want to attend this session.
According to the Community Guidelines, an undertaking (older than 3 years) is considered to be in difficulty if at least one of the following circumstances occurs:
For the high-tech sector, the most dangerous criterium is definitely the first one.
This is also not a “Flanders only” issue. We expect equal problems in other regions or member states, today or in the near future. Please also realise that if you are younger than three years, you are not affected today, but will be in the near future.
Jean-Baptiste de Ghellincklaan 13 b0102
Free of charge for flanders.bio members.