At iol, we develop your product, but we don’t stop there. We can support you throughout your project with global monitoring according to your needs: financial, administrative, global management, file for crowdfunding platform, etc.

Financial assistance in design:

Design grants in Belgium

Internationalization Corporate Checks – “Export Consultancy” (AWEX assistance)

Since April 2019, new changes have taken place in all training, consulting and coaching aid dedicated to business creators and Walloon entrepreneurs. All available checks are listed on the Business Checks platform. Among all these aids, iol can support you in your internationalization process via “Export Consultancy” checks.

Conditions: You have a product / service but wish to adapt it to the specificities of foreign markets.

Public intervention: The public intervention rate via corporate checks is 50%.

Practical information: The intervention by SME is limited to € 25,000 over 3 years for consultancy support. While this intervention is increased to € 37,500 over 3 years for starters under 5 years old.

Business Growth Checks – “Support, growth and business development”

Since April 2019, new changes have taken place in all training, consulting and coaching aid dedicated to business creators and Walloon entrepreneurs. All available checks are listed on the Business Checks platform. Among all of these aids, iol supports you in the growth and development of the commercial aspects of your business.

Public intervention: The public intervention rate via company checks is 50% for SMEs.

Practical information: The intervention is limited to € 90,000 over 3 years.

Business Creation Checks – “Advice on business creation”

Since April 2019, new changes have taken place in all training, consulting and coaching aid dedicated to business creators and Walloon entrepreneurs. All available checks are listed on the Business Checks platform. Among all these aids, iol advises you in setting up a business through the production of prototypes or a minimum viable product.

Public intervention: The public intervention rate via corporate checks is 80% for SMEs and project leaders.

Practical information: The intervention is limited to € 15,000 over 3 years.

Prototyping – Aid for research and technological innovation

Aid granted by the Walloon Region to support experimental development activities. The support is achieved through the granting of financial aid in the form of a recoverable advance, which can cover 40 to 70% of the eligible expenses within the framework of an R&D project. It allows the company to move from the prototype stage to product development before it goes to market.

SME Instrument – European Funds

Through funds known as European funds, Europe encourages ambitious, highly innovative and fast-growing SMEs capable of making significant changes in current markets or of creating new markets.

The projects must be ambitious and the financial assistance granted corresponds to the commitments made by the company:

  • Phase 1 – Proof of Concept: Concept and feasibility study (6 months) – Up to € 50,000 in funds + coaching.
    • This phase includes in particular a first design study for which iol supports you
  • Phase 2 – Demonstration: Demonstration, application to the market, R&D (1 to 2 years) – Between 0.5 and 2.5 million euros in funds + coaching.
    • Prototyping, testing, optimization, etc. are all steps that iol helps you carry out in phase 2
  • Phase 3 – Go-to-Market: Preparation for launch and marketing – No funds but access to private investments.
    • iol can provide you with the tools, tips and contacts you need to get your project into production

This type of subsidy is the subject of calls for projects throughout the year.

Design grants in France

Innovation tax credit

This is a support system for SMEs set up by the French government. His goal ? Support small businesses that want to innovate. This includes the design of prototypes or pilot installations of new products.

iol has innovation tax credit accreditation.

Intervention: 20% of the expenses incurred by the company (ceiling of € 400,000).