Have an innovative idea? ING can help make it a reality!
Do you have an innovative product idea? Looking for ways to launch it on the market as a start-up, scale-up, spin-off or fully fledged company?
It’s high time you talked to your ING banker! Our team of Innovation Bankers are at your disposal across the country. As the undisputed experts on innovation, they draw on an extensive network and equally broad-ranging knowledge and experience to help you turn your idea into a success story. Just a few of their strengths:
- Innovation and start-ups are an intrinsic part of your banker’s job. You will receive free advice on your business model, the market situation, incubators, putting your capital to work and other challenges you face as an innovative entrepreneur.
- Your banker will offer you the ideal combination of different finance solutions depending on your business plan. There are many options for you to consider, including customised loans, crowdfunding, and smart lending.
- Your banker’s network is your network, too. Your banker will put you in touch with companies that may find your idea of interest, organisations that will support you, or incubators that will help you raise capital, for example.
There is always an Innovation Banker near you. And he or she can even come to you to discuss your ideas at your own premises. Make a free appointment!
Your banker works with you to find the perfect mix of finance solutions adapted to the constraints of your project. And since ING is quite innovative itself, you’ll find many other ways to finance your innovative ideas beyond the traditional bank loan.
Crowdfunding is an alternative source of finance. It is a great way to get your project off the ground by attracting small sums from a large number of investors, whether they be individuals or companies. The funds gathered can be in the form of a grant or an investment. Your banker will analyse your project and put you in touch with the crowdfunding platform best suited to your needs.
- Smart lending
Thanks to smart lending, you can obtain a loan at a very early stage of your project, because it will be granted on the basis of qualitative criteria as well, such as the stage of development of the product, its recognition by the market, or the structure of the teams in place.
- Subsidies and rebates
Government authorities also offer support for innovative entrepreneurs. Your banker will help you determine for which subsidies or rebates your project could qualify.
- Customised loans
Traditional credit remains a good option to finance your projects. Your banker will suggest the best solutions available and will deal with the administrative formalities related to your application.
- Private investors
Thanks to your banker’s network of contacts, you will get to know people who may be interested in investing in your project.
- Start-up capital via incubators
ING can also put you in touch with incubators and organisations that can lend a hand to start-ups via venture capital and other special programmes.
- BAN Flanders
- BUMP Kortrijk
- Huis van de voeding
Contact your banker and discover what we can do for your organisation.
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Prof. Dr. Ir. Elise Meijer, Academic Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Antwerp Management School
"Everything starts with a problem to resolve, a need, a conflict.”
Jurgen, The Opportunity factory
“We were looking for a banker willing get down to work with us.”
Yves Van Ingelgem, Co-founder of Zensor
“It is always difficult to make predictions, even in a flourishing market.”