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participation in joint programming initiatives through iwt programmes

Participation in Joint ProgrammingInitiativesthrough IWT programmes

Alain Deleener

CoordinatorEuropean programmes

content presentation
Content presentation
  • What is IWT ?
  • Funding programmes
    • generalprinciples
    • contribution to societalchallenges – SBO
  • Internationalisation - JPI
role of iwt
Role of IWT

To support innovationactivitiesin Flanders, which are basedonknowledgedevelopment and diffusion of newlydevelopedknowledge and whichaim to createnewproducts, processes, methods of labourorganisationor services to meet economic and societalneeds.

some facts
Some facts
  • Created in 1991 by the Government of Flanders
  • Externalagencywith independent board of directors
  • Minister in charge: Ingrid Lieten, Flemish minister for Innovation, Public investments, Media and Reduction of Poverty
  • In 2010: 253 million euro budget (support)
  • 120 FTE
iwt at the interface between companies and universities
IWT: at the interface betweencompanies and universities



Fundamental research

Research infrastructure

International collaboration

IWT: InnovationAgency

Research = tool

Innovation= goal


overview iwt activities
Overview IWT activities


European/international programmes


Services & advice

Research organisations


Core tasks

of IWT




Monitoring & Analysis


funding by iwt general principles
Fundingby IWT: generalprinciples
  • IWT: responsibleforevaluation, selection and follow-up
  • bottom-up, no thematic priorities
  • evaluationon 2 criteria: qualityproposal (scientific/technologicalvalue) and utilisation (economic benefit)
  • peer review: external experts( local & international)
  • decisionby Board of Directors
contribution to societal challenges
Contribution to societalchallenges
  • Innovation: focus oneconomical output
  • In addition: attention to contribution to society
    • IWT: 2 programmes withspecificsocietal focus (SBO, TBM)
    • Attention to sustainabledevelopment and societalimportancethroughoutinnovation programmes at IWT
funding programs strategic research
Funding Programs: Strategic Research


Support to research organisations and universities


Strategic research: upstream research farfrommarket, with a long term prospect for transfer & utilisation


IPR with RO oruniversity

Users' committee: supportingfunction, no IPR rights, noautomatic right onlicense


100% subsidy

sbo programme key characteristics
SBO programme: keycharacteristics
  • Twokeyaspects:
  • High-qualitystrategicbasic research with a dedicated focus onhigh-risk, inventive and originalresearch.
  • Strategic interest and extent of the valorisationperspectives in the longer term in Flanders (economicorsocial/societal).
  • Strategic basic research is not a goal in itself but an essential means to allow for an important new valorisation or knowledge utilisation (take up and use by economic or social/societal actors).
some sbo cases in field of cultural heritage
Some SBO cases in field of culturalheritage
  • 3-dimensionele digitale dragers van informatie voor de voorstelling, de conservatie en het beheer van architecturale erfgoed – K. Van Balen, K.U.Leuven + 9 partners (STWW, precursor of SBO, 1999-2001)
  • New perspectivesonPolyphony: Alamire’s musical legacyrevealedthroughhigh-technology research tools – D. Burn, K.U.Leuven + 5 partners (incl. univ. Oxford) (SBO 2011-2015)
internationalisation funding through opening iwt programmes
Internationalisation: fundingthrough opening IWT programmes
  • Non-Flemishactorscanparticipate in IWT programmes
    • notfunded: member of follow-up committee
    • funded: subcontractor oracademic partner in industrialprogramme, direct contractor in strategic research programme
  • Support
    • in 2009: 65 projectswithtransnationalcooperationfor a total support of 46,6 M€, of which: 8,3 M€ to foreign partners
internationalisation joint and european funding
Internationalisation: joint and European funding

Joint fundingwithotheragencies/ministries of European countries/regions

Networks of fundingcountries/regions

Funding of ownorganisations, nocross-border support

Intergovernmentalcollaboration: Eureka

Linking programmes through joint calls: ERA-Net, INNO-Net, Joint Programming (calls)

Joint initiatives (co-funding)



Funding by European Commission (FP7, CIP)

Facilitate access and participation; no funding by IWT; NCP


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