Are you a startup or a company looking to develop a mobile app in Wallonia?
If so, you might be interested to know that there are various subsidies available to support your project.
In this article, we’ll explore the different types of subsidies available, their eligibility criteria, the application process, and the ongoing support provided to the recipients.
Read on to find out how you can take advantage of these subsidies and turn your mobile app idea into a reality. Let’s jump into it!
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Different types and eligibility criteria
To be eligible for subsidies, your entity must be, at least, a legal person or entity, such as a company or association, registered and headquartered in Wallonia.
Depending on each subsidy, you must also meet other specific eligibility criteria.
Here are some examples of subsidies available for creating mobile apps in Wallonia:
Digital Wallonia Startups
The Digital Wallonia Startups program is aimed at startups developing innovative digital products, services, or platforms. To be eligible, the applicant must:
- Have a registered office or establishment in Wallonia,
- Be a startup that is less than 5 years old
- Have a business model based on digital technologies.
The subsidy can provide up to 50.000 euros in funding.
Access to the official website for more information.
The Wallonia Export-Innovation program supports companies in their internationalization efforts. To be eligible, the applicant must:
- Have a registered office or establishment in Wallonia
- Have a project related to the creation of a mobile app with export potential
- Demonstrate the ability to export the app to at least one country outside of Belgium
The subsidy can provide up to 75% of eligible costs, with a maximum of 50.000 euros.
Access to the official website for more information.
Walloon Region Innovation Grants
The Walloon Region Innovation Grants program supports innovative projects with strong potential for economic development in Wallonia. To be eligible, the applicant:
- Must have a registered office or establishment in Wallonia
- The project must involve the creation of a mobile app with a significant innovation component.
The subsidy can provide up to 50% of eligible costs, with a maximum of 500.000 euros.
Access to the official website to discover this subsidy.
You want to create a mobile app?
iterates is a company composed of highly qualified developers. We are referenced by the Walloon Region. By going through our company, you are eligible for subsidies. Contact us to discuss your project and obtain a free quotation.
The application process for subsidies for creating mobile apps in Wallonia varies depending on the specific program. Generally, applicants must:
- Complete an application form
- Provide a detailed project description and budget
- Demonstrate how the project meets the eligibility criteria for the chosen subsidy.
The application is then evaluated by a committee or jury, which assesses the project’s quality, feasibility, and potential impact. The evaluation process can take several weeks or months, depending on the program.
Scared of all of this paperwork? Don’t worry! iterates works with a partner who can help you with that. You don’t have to worry about it.
In addition to funding, some subsidies for this kind of project also offer ongoing support and assistance to the recipients.
For example, the Digital Wallonia Startups program provides coaching, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help startups grow and succeed.
The Wallonia Export-Innovation program offers assistance in finding international partners and preparing for international trade fairs.
Benefits of subsidies
- Financial support: Subsidies provide financial support to offset the costs of developing a mobile app, which can be significant. This support will help you reduce the financial pressure of this kind of project.
- Access to resources: Subsidies may also provide access to resources such as mentoring, coaching, and networking opportunities. These resources will help you develop your skills, expand your network, and grow your business.
- Increased innovation: By providing financial support and resources to companies and individuals, subsidies can encourage innovation and the development of new and innovative mobile apps. This can lead to the creation of new businesses, new products, and new markets, which can benefit the economy as a whole.
- Global reach: Subsidies for mobile app creation may include export support, which can help you reach new markets and expand your customer base. This will lead to increased revenue and growth for your company.
Examples of mobile apps for which you can obtain subsidies
- An app for your e-commerce activity. This app could be eligible for subsidies from the Digital Wallonia Startups program. The subsidy can provide up to 50.000 euros in funding.
- A language learning app that is designed to help people learn new skills in an innovative way. The Walloon Region Innovation Grants program can provide up to 50% of eligible costs, with a maximum of 500.000 euros.
- A health and wellness app that provides personalized fitness and nutrition plans. The Digital Wallonia Startups program can subside up to 50.000 euros in funding.
- A supply chain management app that helps businesses manage their inventory and logistics between several countries. The Wallonia Export-Innovation program can help you with up to 75% of eligible costs, with a maximum of 50.000 euros.
- A financial management app that helps businesses or specific demographic population manage their expenses, budgets, and invoices in a new and creative way. The Walloon Region Innovation Grants program can provide up to 50% of eligible costs, with a maximum of 500.000 euros.
The subsidies available for creating mobile apps in Wallonia offer valuable financial support and resources for individuals and companies looking to innovate and develop new digital products.
By reviewing the eligibility criteria and following the application process, applicants can increase their chances of receiving funding and ongoing support for their projects.
These subsidies can help turn your mobile app idea into a reality, so don’t hesitate to explore your options and take advantage of these opportunities. With the right support and resources, you could create the next big thing in the digital world.
You want to create a mobile app, but you’re located in Brussels?Read our previous article and find subsidies available in Brussels.