What to do when you have an idea for a program or project?

When you have an idea for a new development or a need for knowledge in the materials domain, you can contact SIM. We listen to your ideas and give our advice on how to proceed.

This advice can include:

  • Contacts for possible parties in the consortium (research groups and companies)
  • Questions and tips related to the roadmap and the valorization that could be obtained with the program results
  • Which parts of the idea to further elaborate
  • Information about the aspects that are important for evaluating a program proposal by external experts
  • Advice on timing and budget
  • Possible synergies with ongoing research in Flanders within or outside the context of SIM

It could also be that your idea fits in an existing research program: SIM will then refer you to the relevant program manager for further discussion.