Cell-Based Technologies Call for R&D Project Proposals Flanders - Netherlands

Flanders and the Netherlands are jointly announcing a bilateral call for project proposals. The call is managed in line with the EUREKA initiative (www.eurekanetwork.org) by the national EUREKA offices VLAIO and Netherlands Enterprise Agency, in cooperation with the Dutch Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (Health~Holland). 

The present call for project proposals is connected to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Flanders Department of Economy, Science and Innovation and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy for cooperation in the area of Personalised Medicine. This call is a next step in operationalising the envisioned strategic cooperation between Flanders and the Netherlands. The call addresses one of the subthemes mentioned in the MoU, Cell-Based Technologies. Both countries agree to allow international cooperation in fields of common strategic – that is: scientific, societal and economic – interest for both countries. Flanders and the Netherlands strive for complementary and high-impact R&D projects with sustainable impact and a clear valorisation perspective in both countries. Applications must elaborate the transfer of the results to the market and the benefit for participating companies. 


For this call there is a common interest in promoting bilateral public-private research and development collaboration projects within the scope of Cell-Based Technologies. For instance cell- and gene therapy, human disease models, tissue engineered products and necessary quality, safety and efficacy standards for personalised medicine and health, where cell-based technologies form an underlying basis. Where possible, we invite consortia to combine biomedical, technological and data-driven expertise in their applications. 


The call has two application steps:

  • Pre-registration (mandatory) by 1 March 2022
  • Submission full project proposal by 2 May 2022


Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (Health~Holland) provides a budget (in total €1,000,000) for Dutch applicants in this bilateral Cell-Based Technologies call for R&D Project Proposals. In addition to the EUREKA eligibility criteria, public-private cooperation is a prerequisite.

For more information, see the documents below and the RVO website.