Proof of Business

Proof of Business

Funding to obtain a proof of business or proof of concept of your innovative project

Formerly known as 'Start'

Looking for technical and economical validation of your innovative project?

Find out how you can receive a grant that covers 50 to 70% of the costs to obtain a proof of business or proof of concept, regardless of the industry you work in. You can also check your work hypotheses with experts in the field or experienced CEOs.


  • Your company develops all or part of its business activities in the Brussels-Capital Region.

  • Your project is designed to develop a technologically innovative prototype or service, which may have a favourable impact on the economy, employment and/or sustainable development in the Brussels-Capital Region.

  • Your company must demonstrate its ability to fund its share of the project expenses.

  • Your company has fulfilled its obligation under previous grants awarded by the Region.

  • Download the application form available in French or Dutch.

  • Submit your application before April 15, 2019 using the form.

  • If your application meets all the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to pitch your project to a jury for evaluation.

The procedure is explained in the application form.  


Other information

Project calls are organised three times a year. The next call for projects is scheduled for September 2019. 


Innoviris contact person


François Billen

Financial Advisor

Industrial Research and Innovation Team

Tel. +32 2 600 50 28