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The EWI manages policy-making in the field of science, technology and innovation. It was established in 2006 following a major administrative reform, entitled BBB (‘Better Governing’) of the Flemish public authority. The role of the EWI department is to prepare, monitor, and evaluate public policy in the field of economic support (including entrepreneurship), science and innovation, to contribute to more wealth and well-being in Flanders. Thereto, it aims at stimulating:
The EWI co-ordinates the co-operation between the different agencies of the Flemish government regarding economic, scientific and innovative domains. “Our main aim is to develop Flanders into one of the most advanced and prosperous regions in the world.” (source: EWI website).
EWI’s activities are divided over four policy divisions:
(source: EWI website).