Project Support

You already have an idea for a project, and maybe also a few partners? Congratulations! In case you are lacking the time (and maybe also the know-how) to file a successful application, we are happy to help you. For certain funding programmes (e.g. Interreg VI B North Sea), we can also support you in your quest for project partners or a suitable consortium.

A successful project needs ...

...well-defined targets, tasks, and a good integration of the funding party's requirements:

We have supported our fair share of successful project applications. Therefore we know how to convincingly communicate the benefits of a joint project involving more than one region, highlighting the funding purposes and your partners' interests.

...good management and communication with all partners:

Sometimes, projects with many project partners run the risk of slowing themselves down: Obligations to report, documentation, negotiations – it can all become quite tedious. However, project reports can also serve as a valuable tool for project management, thus promoting collaboration, just as constructive negotiations can. External management support can help with or prevent problems.

...a proper participation process:

For participating stakeholders, research projects can be truly inspirational, because they can continue scientific discussions, broaden their horizon, and work on contentious topics in an informal setting. This works best if different expectations are identified early on and brought in line with project and stakeholder resources.

We offer

Project development and application filing / project management

We support you with conceptual advice for project drafts and applications. We are happy to share our experiences with you regarding the right phrasing and essential elements necessary for funding. Just recently, we supported successful applications as part of the INTERREG North Sea Region, the ERA-NET, and BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) programmes. After the successful filing of an application, we also help our clients with reporting vis-a-vis the funding party and the coordination of joint activities.

Planning and implementation of participative research / evaluation:

We help with your research project, using participative methods for data gathering (Delphi method, mental models, interactive peer review processes) and supporting your research process with people on the ground, e.g. in the form of a committee or a stakeholder board. Already during the application phase, we can determine what will serve your project’s purpose. This also includes the evaluation of your participation’s effect regarding the goals you defined.

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What can we do for you? Let’s find out how we can support you and your project, and let’s answer all your questions – we are more than happy to do so! Please feel free to get in touch at any time.

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