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Project Information

General Information

Research group collaborations

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Specific (sub)calls for which I/we apply

If you apply for an industry vertical, you may be offered additional industry-specific support (e.g., know-how, networks) and even get additional funding.
If you make it to the selection days and you’ve applied for one/more verticals, you will also have to pitch for the respective vertical partners (in additional to the pitch for the investment committee of the imec.istart fund). PLEASE ONLY SELECT MAX 2 VERTICALS!

Prior Programs

Company Information

Please press the blue button ‘Search existing Company Information’ and enter the name of your company. If your company is not an existing Belgian company (which is probably the case), your company won’t be found in our database. In that case, press the button ‘Create new’ and provide all the required data of your company (of course, this company can also be non-Belgian). If you are an existing Belgian company that is already in our database, please carefully check the data and make the necessary changes.

In case a legal entity has already been established

Team Members

Primary Team Member

Private Address

Project Documents

Actual status and budget proposition

MAX 6 MB FILE - Describe the actual progress and status of your project (i.e. where are you in the overall process of bringing your product/service to the market?) and indicate the overall funding needs for the entire process (i.e. beyond imec.istart). Provide a detailed budget breakdown of how the imec.istart budget (max. 50 kEUR) will be used for your project. Max. 1/3 of the budget can be directed towards further product/technology development. Salaries and other forms of compensation for the entrepreneurs themselves are not eligible. Provide some concrete milestones to be reached during the imec.istart project (at least 1 milestone per ‘cost category’).

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Business pitch

MAX 6 MB FILE - if more, email directly with subject CALL 2020-1: PITCH <PROJECTNAME>
Provide a business pitch of maximally 12 slides, containing at least following information:
- Solution: What is the product (and service) you wish to commercialize?
- Need: What is the significant customer and market need addressed by your solution?
- Market & Customer(s): What are the market(s) or market segment(s) you intend to serve? What type of customers do you intend to address?
- Approach: What is your (preliminary) go-to-market strategy? How / where will your product (and service) be sold?
- Business model: How do you think you will make money?
- Competition: Who are your competitors (both current and potential) and how does your project relate to them?
- Benefits: What are the specific benefits of your product/service compared to existing solutions (i.e. what is/are your differentiator(s) or competitive advantage(s))?
- Team: Who is part of the team that will turn your start-up into a success?
- Bonus: What is the one special thing you want to add to convince us?

*** When you make it to the selection days, you don’t necessarily have to use the same slide deck for your pitch as the one you are uploading here. ***

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Executive summary

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MAX 6 MB FILE - Present your project in a short executive summary (max. 2 pages - mandatory use of the template available above).

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MAX 6 MB FILE - if more, email directly with subject CALL 2020-1: LOGO <PROJECTNAME>
Please upload a high resolution logo

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Team presentation

MAX 6 MB File - Present your team members and their relevant expertise in 1 page. If relevant add your team members’ CV to this document. (LinkedIn profile can be sufficient).

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Non Disclosure Agreement

Terms And Conditions

Acknowledgement imec.istart principles

We hereby acknowledge that we understand the basic principles of the imec.istart business acceleration program and that we accept them.

  • The imec.istart business acceleration is a program providing 50000 EUR preseed funding.
  • It is also a coaching program, in which coaches and mentors help the startups. Additionally, the startups learn from each other.
  • The support provided is not a grant. The entire support package (preseed funding, coaching an additional benefits) is converted into 6% of the shares in the startup.
  • Every startup can maximally apply in two different imec.istart calls with the same project.
  • The imec.istart program welcomes applications from all over the world. Startups entering the program should be willing to establish a substantive activity in Flanders or Brussels (Belgium) (e.g. their headquarter, an R&D center, a sales office).
  • If you apply for one of the imec.istart special tracks, you are aware of the fact that the imec partners of these tracks will also receive your submission files and co-evaluate your submission next to imec.
imec Information

imec can send me additional information on relevant items, such as future calls for imec programs and imec newsletters. Your personal information will never be passed on third parties.


If your project is selected, you will receive an invite for 20 October 2020 or 21 October 2020. If you cannot make it, then unfortunately, we cannot accept your project.