Link2Innovate aims to achieve cross-border cooperation between young innovative technology companies and established companies in order to realise concrete new applications.


Project period: 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2019


The project focusses on smart applications of selected key enabling technologies (KETs) such as micro- and nanoelectronics, photonics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing systems and processes.


Through coaching and collaboration the project aims to help SMEs in the border region to defy the so-called valley of death and to bring products and services more quickly and more efficiently to market. Experimental development such as prototyping, demonstrations or pilot development ensures that the product or service gets enough oxygen to evolve successfully. In addition, both companies can rely on coaching.

Link2innovate is coordinated by Innotek with the following partners in Flanders and the Netherlands:


Flemish partners



Dutch partners




For more information:

Alternatively, please contact Sofie Verhaegen (sv[at]innotek[dot]be, +32 (0)14 570 537).

With financial support from:

Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland subsidises cross-border projects for smart, green and inclusive growth. For more information: