Our personnel has long track (over 12 years) in national and European-funded R&D activities. We have actively participated in (and also coordinated) a number of R&D projects in the field of networking and telecommunications and have authored or co-authored over 100 papers in international refereed journals and conferences.
We are thus well aware of the R&D landscape in Europe, especially within the EU Horizon 2020 programme. We are thus able to guide our customers to access European and national funds in order to reinforce their R&D activities.
Our R&D consultancy services include:
- State-of-the-art survey and Innovation management – reviewing the state-of-the-art in any specific technological area and identifying the gaps which need to be filled is the basis for a successful proposal. Many proposals, although they present a concrete management and implementation plan, eventually fail because they are not innovative enough and actually address issues which have already been tackled.
- Consortium assembly – identifying the appropriate partners is a key to success. We have already close relationships to key European players, especially in the field of ICT, including industry, telecom operators, SMEs and academia. We also have direct access to a number of brokerage platforms and events in order to further expand partnership opportunities.
Proposal writing and coordination – probably the most demanding step. The proposal text needs to be clear and concise and persuade the evaluator from the very first pages. We can guide you to writing a convincing proposal, coordinating the contributions among the partners and also handling the financial and dissemination/communication aspects.
Following a successful proposal, we can further support you in the project management procedures. Our personnel possess the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is globally the most widely recognized credential proving competence in PM.