Upgrade - Process innovation

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Upgrade - Process innovation

Process innovation

Upgrade process innovation


The Upgrade programme offers funding to companies wishing to implement a process innovation project and/or an organisation innovation project.

Process innovation results from the setting up of a new or significantly improved production or distribution method.
Process innovations imply significant changes in techniques, equipment and/or software.

Organisation innovation may be defined as the implementation of a new organisational method in the company's practices, workplace organisation or external relations through the use and implementation of information technologies (ICT).



Your company may benefit from Upgrade aid if it fulfils the following conditions:

  • develop all or some of its activities within the territory covered by the Brussels-Capital Region

  • present an innovation project or process which may lead to the development of a standard, a model, a methodology, or an economic notion which may be systematically reproduced and, if applicable, accredited and patented.

  • show that the project is likely to have a favourable impact on the economy, employment and/or sustainable development of the Brussels-Capital Region

  • show one's ability to finance one's share in the project

  • if you are a large company, your project must be implemented in cooperation with one or several SMEs which support at least 30% of the project's admissible costs;

  • have fulfilled its obligations in the context of previous support initiatives allocated by the Region.

Applications may be submitted to Innoviris at any time of the year using the form available in the French and Dutch version of the website.

Type of financial intervention

Financial aid may be allocated as a grant.


Rate of financial intervention (maximum)

Micro enterprise/Small enterprise


Medium enterprise


Large enterprise



Innoviris contact person


Sebastian Serrano

Scientific Advisor

Industrial Research and Innovation Team

Tel: +32 2 600 50 63