Flanders' government department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI)

EWI is an administration for the cabinet of minister for Science and Innovation of the Flemish government. The department does the policy preparation, monitoring and evaluation of the Flanders’ scientific and innovation activities and related economic support programs and mechanisms. EWI does the policy coordination for building coherent innovation ecosystems and smart value chains. EWI staff are active as national/regional delegates in the EU program committees of Horizon,…, and in international organisations and research fora. EWI is also member of the Vanguard Initiative. Together with Brussels based office of Flanders Region vleva and the innovation funding agency Vlaio, EWI department is ERRIN member on behalf of Flanders and connects with its interested R&I stakeholders to get engaged in smart interregional cooperations (projects, policy initiatives,…)

Contact detail

@Shutterstock EWI

S3 Strategy

Flanders’ smart specialization strategy is centered around 10 priority investment domains that correspond and are being aligned in synergy with the four Flanders' Strategic Research Centres, these are imec (micro electronics and digitalisation), VITO (cleantech and energy), VIB (biotech and life sciences) and Flanders Make (advanced and smart manufacturing) and 6 Flanders Specialisation Clusters active in sustainable chemistry, agrofood, advanced materials, smart transport and logistics, smart energy, and blue economy. Flanders is active in the S3 partnerships bioeconomy, 3DP, Agrofood,… as pilots for the interregional innovation investment fund 2021-2027 and in the Thematic Smart Specialization Platforms such as personalized health, bioeconomy, batteries.

Working Group Leaders

Latest Updates

  • By Simon De Wachter

KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts are looking for partners for COSME-call on innovation uptake and digitalisation in the tourism sector

The Centre of Expertise Public Impact of the KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts is looking for partners for the COSME-call on innovation uptake and digitalisation in the tourism sector.

  • By Simon De Wachter

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences is looking for partners for ESF call 'Transnational Learning Networks'

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences is looking for partners for the European Social Fund (ESF Flanders) call ‘Transnational Learning Networks’.

  • By Simon De Wachter

Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts is looking for partners for Horizon 2020 Green Deal calls LC-GD-7-1-2020 and LC-GD-10-3-2020

Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts is looking for partners for Horizon 2020 Green Deal calls LC-GD-7-1-2020 and LC-GD-10-3-2020.

  • By Simon De Wachter

KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts are looking for partners for Horizon 2020 Green Deal calls

The Centre of Expertise in Pedagogical support at the KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Belgium, Antwerp is seeking a consortium for (one of) the Green Deal calls.

  • By Hilary Webb

Leuven announced as European Capital of Innovation 2020

Leuven has been announced as the winner of the European Capital of Innovation 2020. The city will receive €1,000,000 for its excellent innovation concepts, processes and governence models.

  • By Anonymous

Erasmus+ project on diversification in digital education for primary schools

VIVES University of Applied Sciences are looking for partners for Erasmus+ project on diversification in digital education for primary schools.