118 grants for patent filing in the Walloon Region

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118 grants for patent filing were awarded in the Walloon Region in 2016. Businesses in the Biotechnology and Health sector were particularly represented.

Patent filing grants in the Walloon Region cover part of the costs incurred in patent applications (fees and taxes) and up to the issuance of the latter. The subsidy can represent 25-50% of all fees invoiced by a patent agent accredited by the European Patent Office. 

In its 2016 annual report, the DG06, 'Directorate for specific assistance to entreprises', indicated that 118 files were submitted by companies. The Biotechnology and Health sector takes the lion's share of these (41%) but other sectors are also represented, including those covered by Sirris (mechanics and materials, ICT, aeronautics, transport, etc.). 

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