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Greenlab: 'accelerating' green business in Brussels

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Belgium
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Brussels

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Submitted by: 
Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+)
Start/End date: 
01/2012
Ongoing: 
Yes

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Impulse.Brussels

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GreenLab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop environmental markets in the Brussels-Capital Region and create jobs of all kinds.

The BSE Academy was supported between 2012 and 2015 by the ERDF operational programme of the Brussels Capital Region. It offers an “accelerator programme” for projects covering areas such as circular economy, renewable energy and the environment with a focus on projects that have a technological component. Impulse takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 10-15 business start-ups (of 2-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from Impulse itself and various experts and coaches.

The aim of GreenLab is to ensure that by the end of the programme those start-ups have a pilot project tested and a business plan and a financial plan in place to meet potential investors.

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Around 8 start-ups have been supported each year since 2012.