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The 24 Top Accelerators and Incubators from Belgium

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Belgium has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Belgium startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 24 best accelerators and incubators in Belgium.


24 Accelerators and Incubators in Belgium

1) European Innovation Council

1) European Innovation Council

The EIC pilot program intends to help world-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and researchers who have innovative ideas.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Started in: 1957
  • Industries: Social Entrepreneurship
  • Number of investments: 89
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

2) EIT Digital Accelerator

2) EIT Digital Accelerator

Increasing the size of European digital ventures

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Business Development
  • Number of investments: 237
  • Number of exits: 34
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 48

You can find their website here.

3) imec

3) imec

Nanoelectronics research center

Details of the startup:

  • City: Leuven
  • Started in: 1982
  • Founders: Roger Van Overstraeten
  • Industries: Embedded Systems, Industrial, Information Technology, Search Engine
  • Number of investments: 9

You can find their website here.

4) Digital Attraxion

4) Digital Attraxion

Digital Attraxion is a fundraising-focused digital startup accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Charleroi
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Funding Platform
  • Number of investments: 52
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 26

You can find their website here.

5) imec.istart

5) imec.istart

The first investor and supporter for your tech startup, selected by UBI Global as Europe's best university-linked accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Gent
  • Started in: 2011
  • Industries: Incubators
  • Number of investments: 13

You can find their website here.

6) imec.xpand

6) imec.xpand

Imec has created a game-changing technique to enable early-stage nano electronics-based innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Leuven
  • Industries: Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 14

You can find their website here.

7) FF2032

7) FF2032

FF2032 is a Lotus Bakeries-led Corporate Venture Capital Fund that invests in later-stage food-related enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Lembeke
  • Started in: 2019
  • Industries: Food and Beverage, Organic Food, Snack Food
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

8) Novalis Biotechnology Incubation

8) Novalis Biotechnology Incubation

Novalis Biotech Incubation is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on biotechnology and life sciences.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Gent
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Jan Berghe, Wim van Criekinge
  • Industries: Biotechnology, Life Science, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

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9) The Birdhouse

9) The Birdhouse

The Birdhouse is a business accelerator for forward-thinking businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Gent
  • Founders: Henri Jacobs
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

10) Lab Box

10) Lab Box

Lab Box is a fantastic Belgian start-up studio focused on the future of transportation.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Information Technology, SaaS, Software
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

11) Boot Ventures

11) Boot Ventures

Boot Ventures is a Brussels-based startup studio that focuses on using technology to solve real-world challenges.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Laurent Van Winckel, Prameya Bhandari
  • Industries: Incubators, Internet

You can find their website here.

12) BlueHealth Innovation Center

12) BlueHealth Innovation Center

The BlueHealth Innovation Center is at the forefront of healthcare's digital transformation. for college students

Details of the startup:

  • City: Genk
  • Industries: Health Care
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

13) Defiants

13) Defiants

Defiants is a community accelerator and aggregator that is run by a non-profit organization.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Antwerpen
  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Advertising, Marketing
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

14) Caring Entrepreneurship Fund

14) Caring Entrepreneurship Fund

The Caring Entrepreneurship Fund aims to assist entrepreneurs in starting a health and wellness-related business.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

15) Ubiz Accelerator

15) Ubiz Accelerator

Ubiz is a business development and funding (up to investment) accelerator for early-stage entrepreneurs, driven by advisers.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Industries: Business Development, Consulting, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 22

You can find their website here.

16) BlockIS

16) BlockIS

Block.IS is a new acceleration program that intends to create a cross-border, cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem that is open and collaborative.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Industries: Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

17) Climate-KIC Accelerator London

17) Climate-KIC Accelerator London

Imperial's Centre for Cleantech Innovation, in collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC, is hosting the Climate-KIC Accelerator London.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Communities, Information Technology, Social Entrepreneurship
  • Number of investments: 8
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

18) PARSEC Accelerator

18) PARSEC Accelerator

The PARSEC Accelerator offers start-ups and small businesses with the resources they need to create and market novel Earth Observation-based products.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Started in: 2019
  • Industries: Professional Services, Training
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

19) WEAR Sustain

19) WEAR Sustain

Through research and innovation, an EU-wide wearables and e-textiles project confronts ethics and sustainability.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels

You can find their website here.

20) Engine

20) Engine

Engine by Creative Wallonia is a Belgian start-up accelerator modeled after TechStars (USA).

Details of the startup:

  • City: Bel
  • Started in: 2012
  • Industries: Finance
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

21) Test Farms

21) Test Farms

Test Farms connects businesses with farmers or agricultural property to conduct a trial project in order to validate their agricultural solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Leuven
  • Industries: Agriculture, Farming, Project Management

You can find their website here.

22) SmartAgriFood

22) SmartAgriFood

SmartAgriFood is a FIWARE accelerator that provides direct funding and support to small and medium-sized businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels
  • Industries: Agriculture

You can find their website here.

23) B-Sprouts

23) B-Sprouts

B-Sprouts is a global accelerator and incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Brussels

You can find their website here.

24) REAKTOR #3

24) REAKTOR #3

REAKTOR #3 is an equity-free acceleration program in which participants collaborate to get their startups in the best shape possible.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Namur
  • Industries: Asset Management, Business Development, Financial Services

You can find their website here.

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