National Contact Points (NCPs) provide information and advice to potential applicants and beneficiaries, through the project life cycle. NCP Flanders gives advice to all stakeholders located in Flanders, such as research centres, higher education institutions, SMEs, large companies, government institutions etc. The NCP advisors are located in the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO).
This website is an important source of information and communication channel with our stakeholders. There is a news section, event calendar and a document and video library which can be searched with key words of your choice.
For each Horizon Europe, Digital Europe and Horizon 2020 programme part a dedicated page offers the latest information on these programmes. Cross-programme subjects are summarised in info sheets.
Flemish stakeholders can create a myHORIZON account to receive regular updates in their mail box.
Outside the Horizon and DIGITAL framework programmes many other EU funding sources on research and innovation exist which can be consulted via the EU other funding page. The EU Funding Overview is an exhaustive overview of EU funding programmes and agencies.
Please take a look around and in case you would have any question do not hesitate to get in touch with us!
NCP Flanders will assist you in finding partners for international cooperation and connecting you to different networks, such as the Enterprise Europe Network.
The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations – all renowned for their excellence in business support.
Teams of Network experts in each member organisation offer personalised services to businesses. They know the local business environment and have contacts for business opportunities worldwide. The Network can also offer a targeted approach aimed specifically at your business sector. Its expert groups cover all key economic sectors, from healthcare to agrofood, from intelligent energy to fashion and textile.
NCP Flanders organises information sessions on specific topics and promotes sessions and events organised by the European Commission.
Consult the event calendar for upcoming events and/or browse past events for useful training materials.
NCP Flanders guides stakeholders located in Flanders during the whole process of planning of and application to a DIGITAL call topic.
Opportunities and strategy: identification of DIGITAL funding opportunities that match your project ideas and long-term strategy.
Concept validation: optimisation of your project ideas to fit identified DIGITAL opportunities.
The NCP advisor in your field is open to receive your questions from the complete proposal and project cycle about the call topics of the programme of your interest. Get the right contact details of whom to turn to via Contact in the menu on top of the page.
The various work programmes with calls for proposals are drafted by a Programme Committee consisting of delegates of the participating countries in Digital Europe.
A representative from EWI (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation) informs on the drafting process and collects input from stakeholders located in Flanders to bring it on the Belgian and European level, which results in a concrete work programme. You can contact the Digital Europe programme committee delegate from Flanders to provide input such as suggestions for new topics, requests for adaptations on scale, content of proposed projects or feedback on former participants.
The RUSTICA project obtained funding under Horizon 2020, more in particular under the topic ‘Closing nutrient cycles’. RUSTICA focuses on demonstration and implementation of circular bio-based nutrient valorisation chains, focusing on waste from the fruit and vegetable agro-food system. The project kicked off in 2021 and will run until 2024. It will use a strong multi-actor approach to co-create both socio-economic and technological knowledge in four case study regions in Europe and one in Colombia. The Flanders-based company DRANCO is one of the project partners and acts as technical project manager for the entire project. DRANCO participates in the project to develop its own technologies, to network and to help make the transition to a more circular based economy.