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Innovation and R&D

The main instruments and measures to promote innovation and R&D in the Brussels-Capital Region
The Brussels-Capital Region does its utmost to promote businesses with strong potential in terms of technological development as well as university and higher education through support and awareness programmes.

This section provides information on various issues relating to research and development ((R&D):

Bodies responsible for R&D policies

At federal level

The Belgian Federal Science Policy Office prepares and implements various research and science policy activities resorting under the competence of the federal government, including:

  • Research networks and programmes
  • Belgium’s participation in international and European scientific organisations (European Space Agency, European Southern Observatory, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility and so on)
  • Supervision of the ten federal science institutions, which has been developed by the Scientific and Technical Information Service (STIS), is a gateway to the main websites in the field of research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in Belgium and in European and international partnerships. There are links to federal websites as well as the main European, regional and communal sites.

At regional level

The Regional Innovation Plan 2016-2020 is one of the mainstays of the Brussels-Capital Region’s research and technological innovation policy.

Who to contact

    Brussels Business Support Agency

    Chaussée de Charleroi 110, 1060 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 422 00 20
  • Innoviris
    Chaussée de Charleroi 110, 1060 Brussels

    Phone: +32 (0)2 600 50 34
    Fax: +32 (0)2 600 50 47


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