LSI Projects

Later Stage Innovation (LSI) projects aim to further support and accelerate research that has already proven its feasibility at low TRL. LSI projects seek to bridge the gap between experimental process/product development and industrial implementation. LSI projects are important instruments to accelerate the future market introduction of new and innovative products, processes and services that significantly contribute to the overall Moonshot goals. LSI projects should also lead to greater economic and social added value and more robust international valorisation of knowledge generated by Flemish research and knowledge institutes.

In practice, LSI projects provide support to research and knowledge institutes for subsidising infrastructure, knowledge build-up and de-risking of the intended technology.

Practicalities

LSI projects are funded at a subsidy percentage of 100% with a maximum duration of 36 months. In 2021, this project type is only available for new project proposals under exceptional circumstances. For more information about the available project types, contact moonshot@catalisti.be or the relevant MOT representative.

Overview

In 2019, 3 LSI projects were launched after a positive decision by the Flemish government. These projects are: