Patent drafting/filing and prosecution ('PROTECT')

This financial support to SMEs, managed by Innoviris (the Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation), provides a coverage of the costs for obtaining and validating patents coming out of R&D projects, whether they are financed by the Region or not (max intervention period of 3 years).

In order to benefit from this financial aid, the Brussels SME must develop all or some of its activities within the territory covered by the Brussels-Capital Region.

The rates of financial intervention in these expenses will vary depending on the size of the company, the maturity of the R&D project and the framework of the project:

  The application follows on from a project financed by Innoviris The application does not follow on from a project financed by Innoviris
  Industrial research (R) Experimental development (D) R or D
Micro enterprise/Small enterprise 70% 45% 45%
Medium entreprises 60% 35% 35%


The basic rate may be increased by 15% when the research from which the results come is carried out in cooperation with a research organisation. The rate of intervention is anyhow limited to 80%.

For more information about this financing: click here.

Gevers contact person : 
Samuel Denis
European Patent Attorney
T. +32 (0)4 340 50 36 
Innoviris contact person:
Sebastian Serrano
Innovation facilitator Industrial Research and Innovation Team
T. +32 (0)2 600 50 63