Improve cooperation across the European region. That is what the Interreg program is all about.
Are you an innovative entrepreneur at the European level, working alongside another region or member state on a sustainable project? Then Interreg might be of interest to you. As many as 79 programs are intended to reduce economic differences between regions and member states. For example in the areas of innovation, research, sustainable energy, climate and transport.
Crossroads2 for innovation projects in Flanders and the south of the Netherlands
Crossroads2 is one project that is part of the Interreg program Flanders-Netherlands. Crossroads2 stimulates cooperation in the field of innovation projects between SMEs in Flanders and the south of the Netherlands. This includes the provinces of Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg.
The core tasks consist of:
- Matchmaking: bringing together companies in the region.
- Providing subsidies for feasibility studies: 50% of the project costs with a maximum of €10,000.
- Providing subsidies for innovation projects: 45% of the project costs with a maximum of €135,000.
- Follow-up: follow up on the above projects, contribute to follow-up steps, and use the knowledge gained.
Crossroads2 focuses in particular on innovative sectors in which socially relevant applications can arise, such as:
- High-tech systems
- Chemistry and materials
- Life sciences & health
- Biobased economy
The budget for Crossroads2 amounts to a total of €2.39 million.
Digipro subsidy for digital innovations in the Netherlands and Germany
Digipro is also part of the Interreg program. Digipro is intended for SMEs in the regions of Gelderland, Limburg, East Brabant, or North Rhine-Westphalia who work on innovative, intelligent products and / or production processes.
If you are engaged in the digital transformation of (production) processes and products in the manufacturing or process industry, you are eligible. Examples include Machine Learning, Big Data, 3D printing, AR / VR and Cybersecurity.
You can receive DigiPro funding for:
- Concept development (the subsidy reimburses 50% of the costs and a maximum of €2,500);
- Feasibility studies (the subsidy reimburses 40% of the costs and a maximum of €8,000);
- Construction of a prototype, process or model (the subsidy reimburses 40% of the costs and a maximum of €48,000).
Do you also have international ambitions?
Are you curious about the specific financial opportunities and possibilities available for your company? Ask your questions to consultant, Frank André Becker, an expert in international regulations.