Ingrid Lieten invests another 10 million in spin - offs
Minister of Innovation and Public Investment Ingrid Lieten, provides additional funding to promising researchers to turn their ideas into new products, services and processes for our market.
SOFI - the Financial Instrument for Spin - offs - gets another 10 million euros of venture capital for the creation of new innovative companies resulting from the success stories of the strategic research centers.
mid- 2011 for the first time, an investment of 10 million euros was made available for new
companies or spin -offs that are set up around the most interesting developments
in the four strategic research centers of Flanders, international trendsetter within
their research field : VIB, imec, iMinds and VITO.
Researchers can receive for SOFI funding for the creation of innovative spin-offs for capital investments or loans convertible up to 1 million euro, but also for small start-up loans up to 50.000 euros . The coordination of the fund is done by PMV .
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