Co-create - Urban Resilience
Through the Co-create programme, Innoviris wishes to bring closer the Brussels population, the world of research and innovation and the corporate world.
Therefore, this programme targets applied research and innovation projects which will be part of a co-creation dynamic and will be implemented in living labs which they will establish with the end users as partners.
The Co-create action for urban resilience in the Brussels-Capital Region
In 2015, Innoviris inaugurated its new Co-create action, devoting it to the theme of sustainable food systems. On the basis of this first experience, Innoviris has decided in 2016 to revise the framework of the initiative and to launch a new version of the Co-create programme focusing on urban resilience.
Since then, Innoviris launches every year a projet call for urban resilience.
The Co-create action is based on three pillars:
For urban resilience
Brussels entities able to submit an application to Innoviris in the frame of this call for projects are:
non-profit associations with a head office located in the Brussels-Capital Region;
Freelancers who are not associated with one of the legal entities corresponding to those mentioned above may not submit an application. Nevertheless, they may participate in a project as a sub-contractor.
The project may be presented by a Brussels entity (isolated entity or a consortium of Brussels entities). In the case of a consortium project, a coordinator must be identified. This will act as the main contact and will be responsible for the project's internal communication.
The call for projects will be opened in November. As of then, all information on the procedure and deadlines can be found here.
Type and duration of financial intervention
Financial aid may be allocated as a grant.
Projects may not under any circumstances exceed 3 years.
Rate of intervention (maximum)
The basic rate may be increased by 15% in the case of actual cooperation with one (or several) other stakeholders for the project's implementation. The rate of intervention is limited to 80%.
You are a non-profit association which does not have an economic activity (no turnover resulting from an offer of goods or services). In this case, Innoviris can intervene up to 100% in your project;
You are a non-profit association with occasional economic activities. These economic activities cannot be a daily part of the association's activities.
In practical terms, the capacity allocated to these economic activities annually cannot exceed 20% of the total annual capacity of the association in question (material, equipment, labour and fixed capital). To evaluate this, Innoviris will rely on either cost accounting statements or turnover (sales, services and similar) which must account for less than 20% of total income (including contributions, donations, legacies and subsidies).
In this case, Innoviris can intervene up to 100% in your project.
You are a non-profit association with regular economic activities (the capacity allocated to economic activity annually exceeds 20% of the total annual capacity, see point 2 below for the evaluation of this criterion by Innoviris).
In this case, the association is considered a business and you must refer to the previous section relating to businesses.
For intervention rates less than 100%, the entity must demonstrate its ability to finance its share of the project through funds other than public financing. Proof of the share may be provided by various documents (balance sheet, bank statement, capital, bank loans, etc.).
Join us at the Co-create information session on November, 15 or contact:
Innoviris contact person
Strategic Research Team
Tel. +32 2 600 50 68