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More than 230 approved projects between 2008 and 2013

More than 230 ELFPO and ERDF projects with partners from Flemish Brabant were approved between 2008 and 2013. Knowledge institutions in Flemish Brabant are also prominent in programs such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. They are building on a rich tradition. With over 540 accepted projects, KU Leuven was one of the most successful grantees in FP7.

We help actors find the right partners. We facilitate project development, assist in organizing co-funding and facilitate regional implementation. Contact us with your project ideas.

Example: Crossroads

Crossroads, a project financed by Interreg IV A Grensregio Vlaanderen-Nederland, establishes structural cooperation between academia and industry in the strong high-tech manufacturing cluster across the border between Flanders and the Netherlands. The project promotes innovation in SMEs based on a combination of technologies including remote diagnostics, embedded vision, nanomaterials, surface treatment and materials technology, and ink jet technology. This enables companies to meet the growing demand for smart and sustainable materials and systems.


Example: NISTO

With the help of innovative smartphone and GPS technology, the NISTO project supports customer-oriented and smart bicycle, pedestrian and public transport policy.

The Interreg IV B NWE project NISTO is developing an evaluation and planning toolkit for mobility projects which is applicable transnationally and can be adopted by planners.

Key elements taken into account are mobility, customer satisfaction, environmental quality, safety and economy.

Demonstration projects include an experiment in Flemish Brabant to support local and regional mobility policy and renew transport habits with the aid of innovative smartphone and GPS technology.


Example: BEAST

BEAST (Beyond Energy Action Strategies), an Intelligent Energy Europe project, aims to close the implementation gap of sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs). Partners from nine European countries are establishing structures for efficient delivery of SEAPs, preparing bankable sustainable energy projects and implementing actions leading to measurable energy savings and increased renewable energy sources supply. In Flemish Brabant, a helpdesk will support municipalities and direct them to ESCOs and Energy Performance Contracting to improve and speed up SEAP implementation.


Example: EUV

imec, the world-leading nanoelectronics research center based in Leuven, is upgrading its clean room infrastructure in order to install a state-of-the-art Extreme Ultraviolet Light (EUV) device. The NXE 3300 EUV scanner built by ASML is the first industrial EUV device of this generation worldwide and will be used for research and development of advanced integrated circuits. The project, which was facilitated by the province of Flemish Brabant, is funded by the European Fund for Regional development (EFRD).



Jeroen Ampe

Jeroen Ampe
Head Europe Department - European policy
Tel.: +32 16 26 72 10