Interreg IVa France-Wallonia-Flanders

The main goal of the project is to support the realization of a three-track knowledge strategy (knowledge development, application and dissemination) in the region West-Flanders/Nord-Pas de Calais, by strengthening the knowledge centers in their role of cross-border interface between knowledge institutions and companies with innovation potential.

This will be accomplished by:

  • Encouraging and practical organizing the development of a systematic cross-border cooperation between Flemish and French excellence in the region of West Flanders / Nord-Pas de Calais in terms of following thematic clusters: ICT & image, nutrition & health, textiles and new materials, transport & logistics and cleantech.
  • Developing the competencies within the knowledge centers and companies in the region West-Vlaanderen/ Nord-Pas Calais through cross “tandems” to better assist in the development of their innovation potential.
  • Stimulating structural cooperation between knowledge centers and their relationship with the excellence centers and enterprises in the region West-Flanders / Nord-Pas de Calais.
  • Developing cross-border clusters of enterprises, linked to the developed tandems in the context of their innovation strategy. These clusters of companies act immediately as controls to assess the impact of project implementation in cross-border economic reality.


  • Nord France Innovation Développement (NFID)
  • Kortrijks Ondernemerscentrum
  • Eurometropool Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai
  • KU Leuven Kulak
  • Katholieke Hogeschool VIVES

Further information

This project is supported by Interreg IVa France-Wallonia-Flanders for the period October 2011 – December 2014.