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The Strategic Basic Research (SBO) program focuses on innovative research which, if scientifically successful, will create prospects for economic or societal applications. The SBO program breaks down into two finality parts: projects with primarily an economic finality or projects with primarily a societal finality. 

The FWO – SBO call is open for applications. Click here to read the call.

In this online info session, Dr. Steven Heylen, Senior Policy advisor at FWO will give more information about the SBO program and the current call. 
The VUB TechTransfer team will explain how they can help you with your application and give some good practices.  

Pitch session

As the composition of the consortium is an important part of the application, in the second part of the info session we provide a networking opportunity for the VUB and EhB researchers. If you are interested you can pitch your expertise, interests or a general topic in max. 5 minutes. 


13:00 Introduction
13:10 Presentation of SBO program and the new call by FWO, Q&A
14:00 Presentation by VUB TechTransfer, Q&A
14:30 Networking opportunity

Register here 

You will receive the link on the 17th of June.


18 June 2021 from 13:00 to 15:00 Add to personal calendar

Organised by VUB TechTransfer