Contact us today +31(0)88 - 838 13 81

Contact us today
+31(0)88 - 838 13 81

PNO supports your innovation process
and reduces the risk of failures
through advanced services embracing
technology intelligence, analysis,
road-mapping, public and private funding,
exploitation and dissemination of project results.

University & Research institute

"Improving your researchers’ success in acquiring increasingly scarce research funding"

Times are changing. Throughout Europe Universities and Research Institutes are confronted with declining fixed contributions for their research work. As a result competition to win additional incomes from project specific grants, incentives and contract research is growing rapidly. At the same time criteria for EU funding (Horizon 2020) have changed. Besides excellent science, EU funding nowadays strongly focusses on ‘impact’. Universities and Research Institutes will need to cooperate more fundamentally with industry to safeguard their future public funding incomes. As a consequence of the above developments many Universities and Research Institutes have recently been confronted with a drop in their funding application success rate. Is your organisation ready to compete for increasingly scarce sources of research funding? Are your researchers equipped for this new reality? Do you have (real) access to the best industry partners? We offer dedicated support to Universities and Research Institutes that will help your organisation optimize its public funding incomes for the years to come.

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Our services

  1. training: we offer in-house Public Funding acquisition courses for researchers, tailored to their level of experience. In addition we offer scheme specific courses (e.g. H2020 training). Our training courses are hands-on and aimed at transferring knowledge while identifying and working on concrete fundable research initiatives of your organisation;
  2. expert review and application writing support: In case your researchers write their own funding applications, our experts can offer tailored support during the application process or provide them with an expert review of draft applications in order to optimise chances for success;
  3. partner search: PNO is working for well over 3.000 private enterprises in Europe, ranging from large multinationals to innovative SME’s. We can effectively introduce you to potential partners and third party research initiatives;
  4. secondment of grant and incentive experts: In order to structurally improve your grant acquisition performance one or more of our grants acquisition experts can be seconded to your organisation. They can offer both hands-on support during the grant acquisition process, grow the grant acquisition capabilities of your organisation and researchers and help build an effective funding acquisition organisation;
  5. Grant Acquisition Service: PNO can also structurally support your grant acquisition process. We will continuously identify relevant funding opportunities, draft funding applications, support or handle the contract negotiations with funding authorities and safeguard and support a correct administrative handling of awarded grants. This service can also be offered on a project-by-project basis.


Our track record

PNO has more than 20 years of experience in successful servicing universities and research institutes with their grant acquisition on both a national and a European level. During the European 7th Framework Programme, PNO has prepared more than 360 applications with a success rate of 38%, which is twice the European average.

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