ICON is a project type in which a well-balanced consortium of Flanders Make and at least three mutually independent Flemish companies develop new knowledge that can be applied in practice and thus contribute to economic and possibly broader social added value in Flanders. The ICON project type fulfills in this sense a bridging function between research and application and therefore consists of a research part and a business part. The subsidy for the implementation of the research part is awarded to the research organization concerned. The scope is open to all research topics concerned in the manufacturing industry.