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EY Subsidia

Your one-stop-shop
for subsidy guidance

How will subsidies boost your business?

Do you sometimes feel as if your company or organization is missing out on subsidies? Are you interested in European, federal or regional grants and incentives, but are you discouraged by the application procedures and reporting formalities? Would you like to get a comprehensive overview of all the subsidy opportunities for your organization or project idea?

For more than two decades, EY Subsidia supports companies, governments and organizations in obtaining, managing and following up successful subsidy applications. We are now an established value and frontrunner in grants and incentives advice throughout Belgium. Thanks to a local presence in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels, we have the specific subsidy knowledge and expertise tailored to starters, SMEs, multinationals and knowledge institutions.

Our expertise

EY Subsidia expertise - research and development

Research & development

EY Subsidia expertise - investments

Investments

EY Subsidia expertise - export

Export

EY Subsidia expertise - sustainability

Sustainability

EY Subsidia expertise - HR

HR

Research & development

Is your company planning to develop innovative, state-of-the-art products and/or services?

  • Are there technological challenges and risks associated with this development?
  • Will the development result in a buildup of new knowledge for your company?
  • Is your company open to collaboration with other companies, universities or knowledge institutions to fasten and/or deepen the knowledge buildup?
  • Will your company invest multiple full-time equivalents (FTEs) in the development?

Various regional and European initiatives for stimulating scientific research and industrial development exist for start-ups, SMEs and large enterprises, often on a project basis. Funding is administered by regional government and funding rates range from 25% up to 80%.

Contact our experts

Patrick Wouters
patrick.wouters@be.ey.com

Nicolas Depreester

nicolas.depreester@be.ey.com

Investments

Does your company plan a significant investment project (over 2 million euros in 3 years)?

  • Is the investment related to the introduction of a new or renewed product, service or process which can be considered innovative?
  • Does the new or renewed product or service have substantial international market potential? Will your company target new international markets?
  • Does the investment have a sustainable component (people, planet, profit)?
  • Will the investment project result in additional employment? If yes, how many additional jobs will be created?

Strategic transformation support (STS) by VLAIO supports investments of at least € 1 million (SE), € 2 million (ME) or € 3 million (LE), for an amount of 8 to 10% of the investment sum, with a maximum of € 1 million per enterprise.

Contact our experts

Maarten Vandewaerde

maarten.vandewaerde@be.ey.com

Export

Does your company plan...

  • ...a prospection trip outside the EU in order to target a new export market?
  • ...to take part in a foreign trade fair?
  • ...the development and translation of digital international commercial communication?
  • ...to set up a prospection office outside of the EU?

Does your company produce capital goods? Do you (plan to) export these to developing countries?

Flemish and federal export incentives are available for both SMEs and large companies planning to export goods to developing or least developed countries, ranging from 35 to 50% of the contract amount.

Contact our experts

Maarten Vandewaerde

maarten.vandewaerde@be.ey.com

Nicolas Depreester

nicolas.depreester@be.ey.com

Sustainability

Does your company plan to...

  • ...invest in sustainable or ecological technologies, resulting in a more eco-friendly and energy efficient production process or leading to a more efficient use of resources?
  • ...gain a competitive advantage in Europe by investing in a sustainable economy?
  • ...pilot or demonstrate innovative technologies, methodologies or business models inspired by environmental or climate change challenges?
  • ...enhance environmental or climate governance (i.e. organisational behavioural change?
  • ...train, educate or inform on environmental or climate change issues?

Ecological incentives include e.g. the EP+ or Strategic Ecology Support (STRES) by VLAIO, up to € 1 million over a three year period, as well as EU LIFE environment or climate subsidies, covering up to 60% of project costs.

Contact our experts

Maarten Vandewaerde

maarten.vandewaerde@be.ey.com

Nicolas Depreester

nicolas.depreester@be.ey.com

Grazia Cioci

grazia.cioci@be.ey.com

HR

Is your company planning...

  • ...to organize trainings to expand the knowledge of its employees?
  • ...to adjust its organizational structure?
  • ...to change/improve its HR management?
  • ...to perform structural changes to its company site to assess commuter traffic problems?
  • ...to hire its first employees, disabled employees, or employees under 25 or over 55?

HR incentives include e.g. ESF (European), Pendelfonds and STS (VLAIO), Plan de formation-insertion, Crédit-Adaptation and SESAM (Le Forem - Wallonia).

Contact our experts

Maarten Vandewaerde

maarten.vandewaerde@be.ey.com

Nicolas Depreester

nicolas.depreester@be.ey.com

What we do

EY Subsidia can assist your company or organization in a wide range of services. Together with you, we develop the best and most cost-efficient strategy for submitting and managing your subsidy applications.

Identification

  • Developing an optimized subsidy strategy and building awareness concerning new subsidy opportunities.
  • Identification of potential opportunities by screening your business activities and matching with the available subsidy intruments.

Application

  • Finalizing the consortium and optimizing the project to maximize your chances of success.
  • Drawing up a high-quality proposal, including technical writing and design.
  • Assistance during the submission of the proposal.

Follow-up

  • Assistance during the evaluation process, including negotiations with governments if required.
  • Analysis of decisions and assistance in drafting the grant agreement.

Management

  • Drafting any required reports during and after the execution of the project.
  • Project management, monitoring KPIs and acting as Single Point of Contact for the consortium.

Audit

  • Preparation for and assistance with audits.
  • Executing 'test' audits.

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Meet our team

Wouter Desmet on LinkedIn

Wouter Desmet
Partner

Bruin Bourgois on LinkedIn

Bruin Bourgois
Executive Director

Kris Opdedrynck on LinkedIn

Kris Opdedrynck
Executive Director

Nicolas Depreester on LinkedIn

Nicolas Depreester
Senior Manager

Patrick Wouters on LinkedIn

Patrick Wouters
Senior Manager

Bart Wyns on LinkedIn

Bart Wyns
Senior Manager

Jabran Bhatti on LinkedIn

Jabran Bhatti
Manager

Grazia Cioci on LinkedIn

Grazia Cioci
Manager

Ellen Delie on LinkedIn

Ellen Delie
Manager

Edgard Jacobs
Manager

Malgorzata Ostafin on LinkedIn

Malgorzata Ostafin
Manager

Liesbeth Peters on LinkedIn

Liesbeth Peters
Manager

Maarten Vandewaerde on LinkedIn

Maarten Vandewaerde
Manager

Pieter Van Herreweghe on LinkedIn

Pieter Van Herreweghe
Manager

Jan Vermeulen on LinkedIn

Jan Vermeulen
Manager

Koen Illeghems on LinkedIn

Koen Illeghems
Senior Consultant

Céline Maebe on LinkedIn

Céline Maebe
Senior Consultant

Sandra Trullemans on LinkedIn

Sandra Trullemans
Senior Consultant

Zoë Vanden Brande on LinkedIn

Zoë Vanden Brande
Senior Consultant

Koen Van den Eeckhout on LinkedIn

Koen Van den Eeckhout
Senior Consultant

Wouter Wendelen on LinkedIn

Wouter Wendelen
Senior Consultant

Maureen Coeck on LinkedIn

Maureen Coeck
Consultant

Birgit Derzelle on LinkedIn

Birgit Derzelle
Consultant

Lieselotte Theuns on LinkedIn

Lieselotte Theuns
Consultant

Annouschka Devacht
Administrative Support

Astrid D'Hondt
Administrative Support

Emmeline Lateur on LinkedIn

Emmeline Lateur
Administrative Support

Contact us

Diegem office
De Kleetlaan 2
1831 Diegem
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Ghent office
Pauline Van Pottelsberghelaan 12
9051 Sint-Denijs-Westrem
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Antwerp office
Borsbeeksebrug 26
2600 Berchem
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Hasselt office
Herkenrodesingel 4
3500 Hasselt
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Tournai office
Rue Terre à Briques 29 bloc D
7522 Tournai
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