Broad Industrial Interest in Moonshot

Last June, 18 Moonshot project proposals were submitted to VLAIO. Nearly 100 companies expressed broad industrial interest in these proposals by signing a Letter of Intent.

On 15 June 2020, a new series of 18 Moonshot project proposals was submitted to VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship). In total, these proposals represent a requested budget of more than 27,5 million euro. In the coming months, all project proposals will pass through a multi-step evaluation procedure to gauge whether or not they are fit for execution. This procedure includes a peer review by a panel of independent, international academic experts, an exhaustive evaluation by the Moonshot Scientific Advisory Board, and a final decision by the Moonshot Governance Board. The definitive list of approved projects will then be finalized in November 2020.

Highlighting broad industrial interest in Moonshot, nearly 100 companies, from big multinationals to local start-ups, signed Letters of Intent (LOI) to express their support for the project proposals. These LOIs allow participating companies to follow up on Moonshot projects from a front-row seat, to guide Moonshot research by providing industrial input, to discover innovative technologies in an early stage, and to identify opportunities for the future. Interested in joining your peers around the Moonshot table? Simply contact to receive more information about the Moonshot LOI.