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FWO call for Strategic Basic Research projects 2018

FWO launched the 2018 call for Strategic Basic Research projects. Two types of projects are possible:

  • SBO -projects with a primary economical finality
  • SBO-projects with a primary societal finality

More information concerning the finalities and modalities of this program can be found on the FWO website (nl/en):

Important deadlines:

  • Friday April 27, 2018: Preliminary registration of the project proposal (e-loket) by promotor by 5pm
  •  Friday May 11, 2018: Internal deadline submission SBO project proposal (e-loket) by promotor
  • Friday May 18, 2018: Submission final SBO project proposal by VUB TechTransfer to FWO by 5 pm

VUB Tech Transfer holds an information session concerning the new call at campus Etterbeek at February 13, 2018 at 2 pm in Promotiezaal D2.01. Click here for more info en to register.

For more information concerning the call or advise during the proposal preparation, please contact the VUB TechTransfer office: or tel. 02/629 20 24

Those interested can request a 1-hour exploratory meeting with an FWO advisor by email ( including:

  • a short abstract & the most important questions (max. 1 A4 page)
  • possible dates to have this meeting at FWO offices Brussels

Below you can find the presentations of the info session, explaining more about the call and the support offered by our VUB TechTransfer team.