An institutional framework

The Agence pour l’Entreprise & l’Innovation (AEI) was established by a decree and lies at the heart of Declaration on regional policy, under which it is given essential missions for enterprise, innovation and digital development. More specifically, the AEI:

  • puts SMEs on the path towards development;
  • makes life easier for enterprises by providing a range of aid for SMEs;
  • is developing a strong policy in the Spirit of Enterprise to encourage enterprising generations, support female entrepreneurship, and inform entrepreneurs about available aid;
  • supports social innovation;
  • supports the social economy, based in particular on cooperatives;
  • is helping Wallonia go digital.

The AEI is also central to several strategic plans in Wallonia:

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