Swedish-Belgian Innovation Initiative (SBII)

Swedish-Belgian Call for R&D Project Outlines

The Swedish-Belgian Call for R&D Project Outlines will be launched on 1 September, 2017. Deadline for submission is 19 January, 2018. For this Call, Switzerland joins as a partner country of Sweden and Belgium, because joint networking conferences are organised in Belgium (October 4th) and in Switzerland (September 28th) in autumn 2017. Consortia participating at the present Call should integrate partners from at least 2 of the 3 countries.


Please be aware that Swedish-Belgian projects can also be submitted to the official Eurostars call on 14 September, 2017. There will be no separate ‘SBII Call’ for this deadline. Consortium partners are nevertheless invited to discuss project ideas with the respective EUREKA Eurostars office before submission. 


Previous Calls under the umbrella of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII) have had a good impact providing finance to a total of 30 bilateral projects with an aggregated project value of some 38 million Euros. The outcome of the first SWII Call was a tenfold increase in Swiss-Swedish bilateral R&D projects with EUREKA and Eurostars financing. This brought Switzerland and Sweden to become the two countries within the EUREKA network with the highest number of bilateral projects. SBII is a pilot conference to further evaluate and discover potential collaborations between Sweden and Belgium, and builds on the concept and success of SWII.

The EUREKA framework is the leading European platform for industry-led, applied, close-to-market research (www.eurekanetwork.org).

The aim of the SBII calls is to provide applicants:

  • partnering opportunities,
  • recommendations on suitable EUREKA funding mechanisms,
  • guidance on how to prepare a high quality proposal and
  • on how to apply for funding.

The Call will focus on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas. Although this Call invites projects in all thematic areas the conferences will focus on the following thematic areas: Additive Manufacturing, Digitalisation of the Future Industry and Life Science.

Supportive Measures
In support of the Call, the main matchmaking and workshop events are: 

Detailed Information & Form for Submitting Project Outline 
Detailed information about the Call will be available on this page, after the Call has been launched. Project outlines within the framework of the Call can then be submitted using the EUREKA Project Outline.

Calls are managed by the EUREKA offices at the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the Walloon Direction des Programmes Fédéraux et Internationaux (SPW-DGO6), the Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) and the Institut Bruxellois pour la Recherche et l’Innovation (Innoviris) in line with the EUREKA initiative. (www.eurekanetwork.org).

Swedish-Belgian outlines will be screened by SPW-DG06, VLAIO or Innoviris and VINNOVA, submitting partners will be notified of the results within the shortest possible time after the submission (about 2-3 weeks). Partners with approved outlines will be recommended to submit their full applications. SPW-DG06, VLAIO or Innoviris and VINNOVA will provide support to this end.

For Further Information Contact:

The Swedish EUREKA office at Vinnova:

Ms. Elisabet Nielsen (main contact), +4684733107 elisabet.nielsen@Vinnova.se  

Mr. Tero Stjernstoft (additive manufacturing), +4684733296, tero.stjernstoft@Vinnova.se


The EUREKA offices in Belgium:


Mr. Nicolas Delsaux, SPW-DG06, +3281334520, nicolas.delsaux@spw.wallonie.be,


Mrs. Jonathan Duplicy, Innoviris, +32260052, jduplicy@innoviris.brussels


Mr. Geert Thorrez, VLAIO, +32473250168, geert.thorrez@vlaio.be


The Swiss EUREKA office at SERI:

Ms. Friederike Rass (main contact), +41584605893, friederike.rass@sbfi.admin.ch

Ms. Colette John-Grant (EUREKA and Eurostars), +41584649143, colette.john@sbfi.admin.ch


closed since 3 Oct 2017
Registration 5 Jun – 3 Oct
Meeting Selection 12 Sep – 4 Oct
Event 4 Oct
Language English
Venue 80 Bd. A. Reyers, 1030 Brussels
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 91
Meetings 162
Austria 1
Belgium 94
Sweden 29
Switzerland 1
Total 125
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