Rise - Innovative Starters

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Rise - Innovative Starters

L'appel à projet Rise vise à mettre en lumière la jeune entreprise bruxelloise la plus Innovante de l'année. Concrètement, cette action vise à récompenser la meilleure entreprise technologique, via l'octroi d'un subside pouvant atteindre jusqu'à 100% des dépenses liées à la mise en œuvre de son Plan Stratégique d'Innovation (PSI).

Rise Innovative Starters


The Rise call for projects aims to highlight the most innovative Brussels start-up of the year.

In concrete terms, this programme aims to reward the best technological company through the allocation of a grant of as much as 100% of the costs related to the implementation of its Strategic Innovation Plan (PSI).

This strategic plan enables the company to present its business strategy (R&D, Innovation, Finance, Business Development, etc.) via the drafting of a global programme outlining the candidate's RDI vision as well as its innovative projects in the medium and long term. This PSI covers a maximum period of three years.

By means of a pre-selection process and a face-to-face evaluation by a panel of hand-picked experts, Rise also offers candidate companies the opportunity to defend their vision of the future with motivation and conviction as well as their technological choices in the field of innovation.

Interested? Now it's your turn to take up the challenge!

The new call for projects will be opened in May 2018. We organise an information session on 20 April 2018. Interested? Sign up here.

The Rise 2018 call is aimed at small Brussels-based companies, founded after 1 January 2014 and showing high innovative potential. Detailed eligibility criteria will be presented at our info session on 20 April 2018 and included in the Rules of the Call, which will be published on the French and Dutch versions of the website following the info session.


Applications may be submitted during the call for projects launched annually by Innoviris (approximately between May and July) using the form available in the French and Dutch version of the website. 


Type of financial intervention

Financial aid of a maximum of €500,000 per company is allocated as a grant.

This grant may cover all types of costs related to the implementation of the Strategic Innovation Plan for a maximum period of three years.


Evaluation of applications

The applications are evaluated by the jury on the basis of the analysis of the documents submitted by the applicant and an interview by the jury.


Innoviris contact person


Damien Littré

Scientific Advisor

Industrial Research and Innovation Team

Tel. +32 2 600 50 71