hub.brussels

hub.brussels is the Brussels Agency for Business Support. Its motto is “your business, our mission”. Its mission is Mentoring businesses, improving the environment and supporting local authorities. hub.brussels has been nominated by the Brussels Capital Region to deliver the services of National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 under NCP Brussels. National Contact Points (NCPs) provide information, specialist advice and individual assistance to potential participants in EU funding in all Member States and Associated States of the European Union. Nominated by their national or regional authorities, they are officially recognised by the European Commission (EC) to provide highly professional support services on EU funding for Research and Innovation. NCPs act as a bridge between the EC and companies, academia, research centres, public bodies and citizen associations. Their services are free of charge. There is one National Contact Point for any area covered by the Horizon 2020 programme. Moreover, hub.brussels coordinates the consortium Enterprise Europe Brussels, EEN network member for the Brussels Capital Region. hub.brussels tackle all services (information and customised assistance, including scaling-up and innovation management) linked to/dealing with technology transfer, technological cooperation whatever the sector, (open) innovation (technological, non-technological, eco, social), R&DI funding schemes, KAM and EIMC services.

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S3 Strategy

The Smart Specialisation Strategy is currently under revision. The existing strategy since 2016 was structured along four transversal, strategic axes:

• Improving the innovation chain

• Supporting new forms of innovation and new innovation players

• Improving communication on and raising awareness of the Regional Innovation Plan

• Ensuring a more inclusive and effective governance of the Regional Innovation Plan.

The plan pays particular attention to three strategic priority areas that reflect the Region’s strengths. These areas can, in fact, also create leverage for welfare in Brussels.

• Health - Personalised medicine

• Environment - Green economy

• ICT – Digital economy.

Strategic R&I Projects

Enterprise Europe Brussels

hub.brussels coordinates the consortium Enterprise Europe Brussels, EEN network member and tackle all services linked to/dealing with technology transfer, technological cooperation whatever the sector, (open) innovation, R&DI funding schemes, KAM/EIMC.

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NCP Brussels

hub.brussels has been nominated by the Brussels Capital Region to deliver the services of National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 and forthcoming Horizon Europe as NCP Brussels. NCP Brussels is also an active member of several thematic NCP networks.

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

The goal of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme is to stimulate the internationalisation and growth of SMEs and better prepare new entrepreneurs by offering them a concrete experience with a host.

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Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

hub.brussels offers support to companies during pandemic

Hub.brussels has written an open letter to the city's business ecosystem in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The letter cites the cancellation of events and activities, the closure of stores, businesses and offices and the self-isolation of staff and clients as reasons why the pandemic poses significant disruption to SMEs in Brussels. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Belgian AI Week - NCP Brussels Session AI funding opportunities for SMEs under Horizon Europe

NCP Brussels is organising A session on AI funding opportunities for SMEs under Horizon Europe.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of Horizon Europe in the Brussels-Capital Region

Innoviris and NCP Brussels have invited keynote speakers from the Brussels-Capital Region and the European Commission to officially launch the Horizon Europe programme in the Brussels-Capital Region.