New call for Ira-SME projects

Ira-SME call

Submissions can be made until 29 March 2023

The 31st Ira-SME call is open. Project proposals can be submitted until 29 March 2023; the call for proposals closes at 12 noon (CET). The Ira-SME program strengthens the competitiveness of European SMEs by focusing on cooperation between SMEs and knowledge institutions from different regions/countries. Flanders is participating in this 31st call. More information on Ira-SME can be found on this webpage.

How can you participate?

The participating countries and regions in the 31st call are Flanders, Wallonia, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, and Turkey. There are no thematic restrictions.

The partners in this international application must apply for support for their contribution to the project through the existing support instruments in their own region or country. Flanders participates with the support instrument ‘Development Project’ (ontwikkelingsproject). In addition to the international Ira-SME application, it is also necessary to submit an application for a ‘development project’ (ontwikkelingsproject) for the Flemish part to VLAIO. The maximum subsidy amount for the Flemish component is € 500,000. You can find the international call documents here.

Interested? More information on participation in the program, the required documents and the program itself can be found here. Questions? Please contact Ria Bruynseels.