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COOPILOT

COOPILOT programme launch

The call for proposals aims to co-finance pilot units or demonstrators and implement their technology on an industrial production scale

The Research Programme Department at SPW Recherche recently launched the COOPILOT programme for which there are two calls for projects in 2018.
The competitive clusters will play a major part in screening projects.
To be eligible, the project must fall within the fields of activity of Wallonia’s Smart Strategy and within the competitive clusters’ strategic areas of development.
The Board of the cluster in question must confirm that the project is consistent with one of the cluster’s strategic areas.

For more information about this programme and how to proceed, go to Portail de la Recherche et des Technologies en Wallonie.

Contacts at BioWin : [email protected]

Contact at DGO6

The competitive clusters will play a major part in screening projects.

Calendar

1st call

  • May 2018 : Call launched
  • September 10, 2018: Closure of detailed proposal submissions

2nd call

  • September 2018 : Call launched
  • December 2018 : Closure of detailed proposal submissions

Description

This call for proposals is part of measure 2.3.2: "Support to finance demonstrators or pilot units" under the ERDF Operational Programme "Wallonia-2020.EU".
The COOPILOT call for proposals aims to co-finance pilot units or demonstrators and implement their technology on an industrial production scale through experimental development projects carried out jointly by several companies (including at least one SME).

Industrial partnership


Call intended only for a consortium of companies (at least two companies):

  • Small, medium-sized or large business created before the proposal submission date with a head office in Wallonia, with the exception of the province of Walloon Brabant;
  • At least one small or medium-sized business.

Type of research

Exclusively experimental development

Objectives
•    To develop a 1:1 scale demonstrator or pilot unit;
•    To conduct research (in experimental development), based on the new demonstrator or pilot unit, which will allow the industrial partners to develop a new product, process or service to meet a market demand;
•    To strengthen interdisciplinary partnership approaches, particularly in the business world.

Duration
Maximum 3 years

Funding
Only in the form of grants:
•    40% for large businesses;
•    50% for medium-sized businesses; 
•    60% for small businesses;

Budget foreseen

€50,000,000