competitiveness calls

BioWin offers a financing tool to help turn an R&I project into an innovative project submission.

Call 43  for collaborative R&I projects is open

Are you an industrial company? An academic laboratory? A research center? Are you keen to set up an innovative collaborative project? With at least 4 partners? Do you have a project idea and are looking for partners? For funding?

The BioWin team has a well-established mechanism, to help you transform your project idea into a solid proposal. One that meets the criteria of the regional authorities through consolidation, critical review, and project monitoring.

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How does it work?

Launch of R&I project call
Meeting with the project leader: presentation of the cluster’s support framework, analysis of the project relevance and identification of the consortium’s needs
Critical review of proposals and guidance in the process
Recommendations (maturity diagnosis) on the preliminary draft in the presence of specialized external experts, the Administration and the Walloon Government Jury
Evaluation of the final file (selection committee) in the presence of specialized external experts
Submission of the file to the Walloon Region
Contracting: consortium agreement and financing agreement
Start of the project in the presence of all parties
Mid-term review in the presence of specialized external experts and Go-NoGo milestone if applicable
Support by specialized external experts according to demand
Communication and visibility
Valuation and monitoring of project-related indicators

Hover over the yellow dots for more information on each step

  • Project setup: The cluster guarantees the technological validity of the project (via the CSI (comité de selection interne)) and ensures compliance with its internal strategy
  • Labeling: Acceptance (or validation) of the funding by the Walloon Government
  • Contracting, kick-off & project follow-up: Project kick-off and follow-up: bringing the project to life

The cluster’s projects are for members only!

The cluster’s projects

The cluster supports an innovation strategy based on the dynamism of our members who invest in innovative and collaborative projects that bring at least two companies and two research units together.


Our R&I team’s expertise is at your service to help you bring your projects to fruition. The cluster supports an innovation strategy based on the dynamism of our members and a well-established process for setting up and monitoring innovative and collaborative projects.
We offer to:

  • Support R&I project setup “competitive cluster” call
  • Help you find the best partners to consolidate the expertise of your consortium
  • Assist in the creation of your application and provide critical review at the different stages in order to consolidate and structure it
  • Be the interface between the administration and the Walloon Government Jury
Our network of experts will diagnose and assess your case based on:

  • Scientific merit
  • Innovation
  • The state of the art
  • Regulatory affairs
  • The market and the valuation of deliverables
We will maintain the confidentiality of your projects.

Our partners

Would you like to be guided through drafting your proposal? Through managing and monitoring your project? You can count on the expertise of our partners.

Contact Loic.germain[at] for more info.

“At the time where we submitted our idea to Biowin end of 2014, we had a vision that bringing a more personalized approach to the treatment of osteoarthritis by intraarticular injection would be key to better treat the +300 million patients who suffer from this pathology worldwide. The Biowin team helped us shape this vision into the multidisciplinary project “Prouesse”, with 2 academic labs active in analytical and preclinical research and 2 companies active in clinical research and data science. Thanks to the constant support by Biowin, our new generation single-shot injection product has received CE mark as a class III medical device, launching our company into a commercial development phase.”

Houtaï ChoumaneCEO, KiOmed Pharma

"BioWin not only guided us through the administrative process, their contribution was decisive in the development of our ideas, our project and the selection of our partners."

Benoit TASCEO & co-founder, NeuroPath

"The BioWin cluster has, through proposals for questioning in the embryonic versions of the project, actively participated in the project structure and its deliverables and in the enhancement of its innovation and value; this role of interface between the consortium and the Walloon Region made it possible to quickly obtain the requested subsidies and to launch an important project for the medium-term development of our company."

Corentin WarnierR&D Chemistry Manager, Trasis