In terms of company-specific research with EDM, several formulas are possible:
- Long-term cooperation agreements
- Specific research projects
This can be on a bilateral basis or through subsidized project frameworks, whether government subsidized or full cost formulas.
The following organizations promote innovation in industry and can provide financial aids for research projects of companies and SMEs:
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO - Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen)
supports and stimulates innovation and entrepeneurship in Flanders. Being part of Hasselt University, EDM is a recognized knowledge centre for VLAIO when it comes to R&D-related questions. Companies, large or small, can obtain financial support for several types of research or study projects.
imec, EDM is an affiliated partner in imec (formerly: iMinds). Imec stimulates research in the Flemish ICT companies through partly subsidized generic research projects with companies.
The EU has also set up the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which facilitates and subsidizes R&D projects between research centres like EDM and regional companies.
Feel free to contact prof. dr. F. Van Reeth, prof. dr. M. Haesen or B. Daems for more information.