Our coaching approach is built on a philosophy of "sense and solve" - understanding the context of the company and empowering the management for handling similar challenges in the future on their own.
Based on this philosophy, 3 distinct coaching services are available:
Business development: focused on the identification, analysis and evaluation of potential business opportunities.
Organisation: aimed at mobilizing the resources of the SME to ensure the efficiency and performance of the company’s organisation;
Cooperation: to support SMEs in planning and implementing innovation partnerships and project consortia.
If you have won funding under the EU SME Instrument you are entitled to 3 days coaching for Phase 1 and 12 days coaching Phase 2 free of charge.
As a registered EASME Business Innovation Coach we can help with your go-to market strategy.
We don’t run training courses with scripted generic topics and irrelevant examples. Our workshops focus only on your Innovation and its business case. Our sole aim is maximizing your chances of winning funding or commercializing your product. Our Innovation Workshop is designed to ensure you receive the best value for money; strengthen your existing team in areas that you might need coaching and offer an expert eye on what the evaluators are looking for.
The interactive process we will take you through will begin with a one or possibly two day intensive workshop at your premises. You will emerge from this with a complete project and work package structure including hard hitting project objectives and a first pass estimate of resources, costs and funding requirements. Follow up communication and appraisal will keep the proposal on track and our included final Proposal Review Service will use an ‘evaluator’s eye’ to critique the proposal before submission.
Extracting the full potential: We have worked with clients who, after the workshop, realized that there is much more potential and are underestimating their market and/ or the amount of funding required. They say that the process has resulted in a more robust business plan that can be used with other private investors. Our workshop creates the foundations for a robust business case for you to complete the proposal yourself. Contact us for a confidential discussion about your requirements
Whether you have just written your own proposal and are about to submit it, or may be received the unfortunate news that a proposal has failed to receive funding, but can be resubmitted. Our proposal review service will add value and an alternative independent perspective, coupled with an evaluator’s eye to make sure you stand out from the crowd.
We will provide an expert critique of your innovation and proposal and suggest ways that it might be improved in terms of business case or clarity of presentation. The way your proposal looks and reads can be as important as your innovation to ensure the evaluator sees and understands your key messages. This is a low cost service and for a fixed fee your proposal will be reviewed independently by an expert. We will perform a detailed line by line review packed with frank advice on all aspects of the proposal. Most proposals will be returned with on average 100 comments and advice. You will also receive a summary report highlighting the major issues for attention prior to submission. This will be followed by a one hour teleconference as part of the whole package. An expert hand every step of the way, as a standalone service we can give you the extra confidence that you have left no stone unturned in your effort to get funded. However couple this with our Innovation Workshop services and you may well take that additional step up that secures success