Industrial Engagement in Moonshot

Companies across all industrial sectors are cordially invited to actively engage with Moonshot research, discover sustainable innovations from a front-row seat, and identify interesting business opportunities in an early stage. Sign a Letter of Intent to support projects that are of interest to your company and join us on the road towards a more sustainable Flemish industry!

Industry-driven research

To make sure Moonshot research at universities and knowledge institutes will lead to an actual reduction of industrial CO2 emissions, Moonshot actively involves companies in its operations through, amongst others, industrial Advisory Boards. During these meetings, the academic consortia behind Moonshot projects present the status of their research to interested companies and share relevant results obtained thus far. Meanwhile, participating companies have the opportunity to follow up on Moonshot projects from a front-row seat, guide the research towards maximal industrial relevance by providing industrial input, discover innovative technologies in an early stage, and identify business opportunities for the future. In short, it is a unique opportunity for companies to actively participate in the transition towards a more sustainable Flemish industry.

Letter of Intent

Each year, a new series of Moonshot project proposals are prepared. In order to receive approval and funding, the proposals have to show that the technology, process or product to be studied is of sufficient industrial interest and/or has industrial valorisation potential in Flanders.

To gauge whether this is the fact, companies are invited to already express their interest in the project proposals during the preparation phase. How? By filling out and signing a Letter of Intent (LOI). As part of the LOI, your company will be asked to describe how each project of interest fits into your company’s innovation roadmap, as well as how the project results could contribute to your company’s existing and future activities. This input will provide Moonshot’s knowledge partners with valuable information when writing the valorisation aspect of their project proposals.

Moonshot LOIs do not impose rigid obligations on your company. A subsequent Advisory Board Agreement (ABA) to be signed upon project start will allow your company to actively engage with the selected projects through participation in Advisory Board meetings. This participation is free of charge.

2022 Moonshot project proposals

Across all four Moonshot Research Trajectories (MOTs), a number of project proposals is currently being elaborated. Specifically, companies can sign an LOI for one or more of the following project proposals. More information regarding the new projects will become available here in the near future (April-May 2022).

MOT1 Biobased Chemistry
More info coming soon.

MOT2 Circularity of Carbon in Materials
More info coming soon.