Industrial Engagement in Moonshot

Companies across all industrial sectors are cordially invited to actively engage with Moonshot research, discover sustainable innovations from a front-row seat, and identify interesting business opportunities in an early stage. Sign a Letter of Intent to support projects that are of interest to your company and join us on the road towards a more sustainable Flemish industry!

Industrial engagement

How we make research industry-driven

To make sure Moonshot research at universities and knowledge institutes will lead to an actual reduction of industrial CO2 emissions, Moonshot actively involves companies in its operations through, amongst others, industrial Advisory Boards. During these meetings, the academic consortia behind Moonshot projects present the status of their research to interested companies and share relevant results obtained thus far. 

Meanwhile, participating companies have the opportunity to follow up on Moonshot projects from a front-row seat, guide the research towards maximal industrial relevance by providing industrial input, discover innovative technologies in an early stage, and identify business opportunities for the future. In short, it is a unique opportunity for companies to actively participate in the transition towards a more sustainable Flemish industry.

Each year, a new series of Moonshot project proposals are prepared. In order to receive approval and funding, the proposals have to show that the technology, process or product to be studied is of sufficient industrial interest and/or has industrial valorisation potential in Flanders.

Letter of Intent

To gauge whether this is the fact, companies are invited to already express their interest in the project proposals during the preparation phase. How? By filling out and signing a Letter of Intent (LOI). As part of the LOI, your company will be asked to describe how each project of interest fits into your company’s innovation roadmap, as well as how the project results could contribute to your company’s existing and future activities. This input will provide Moonshot’s knowledge partners with valuable information when writing the valorisation aspect of their project proposals.

Moonshot LOIs do not impose rigid obligations on your company. A subsequent Advisory Board Agreement (ABA) to be signed upon project start will allow your company to actively engage with the selected projects through participation in Advisory Board meetings. This participation is free of charge.


For more information about Moonshot’s industrial Advisory Boards or the Letter of Intent, please contact (moonshot[at]catalisti[dot]be).