Sixteenth project call of Blue Cluster
Our sixteenth project call has been open since 1 December 2023. Any project proposal that fits within the Blue Cluster roadmaps and meets the cooperation requirements is eligible for funding. The current call is open to all innovation domains of Blue Cluster and to all project types.
For cSBR projects, a procedure is in place whereby it is possible to submit project ideas for basic research once a year. In 2024, the call for cSBR projects coincides with the sixteenth call.
Preparing a project application
Would you like to learn more about how you can submit a project proposal to Blue Cluster? Check out a visual presentation of the process as well as further information about the modalities of the different project types on our website in the section “project application”.
We highly recommend you to have one of our innovation managers assess your project beforehand. This way, you are 100% certain that your proposal is admissible.
Submitting a project application
All project proposals for R&D projects, ICON (Interdisciplinary Cooperative Research) projects as well as pilot and feasibility studies must be submitted as a 10-pager to Blue Cluster before the deadline. After approval by the steering group, the 10 pager-can be further developed into a full proposal to be submitted to Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) by 19 April 2024.
Project proposals for cSBR projects must be submitted as a 2-pager to Blue Cluster before the deadline. All submitters will have to pitch their project proposal before the steering committee on 9 February 2024. After approval by the steering group, the 2-pager can be further developed into a 10-pager to be submitted to Blue Cluster by 19 April 2024. The full proposal needs to be submitted to VLAIO by 5 July 2024.
During the project preparations, Blue Cluster offers support to the project partners. Reach out to us if you want to make use of this possibility.
The deadline for submitting a project is Friday 2 February 2024 at 12 noon.