Why us?

You can reach your goals with us by increasing your chances of success via focusing on the science, the technology and by saving valuable time.

PRE-PROPOSAL SUBMISSION SUPPORT

Grant search

Assessing the funding opportunities for your project is free of charge.
Contact us without any obligation!

Partner search

Searching for partners with the same aims and finding those who are interested in the same research calls, contacting and suggesting potential partners for your consortium.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION SUPPORT

Full proposal writing support

Writing a European proposal is a complex task. Before you apply for Horizon Europe funding you first need to make sure that you are aware of the specific steps needed to help you draft an excellent project proposal.
You of course remain in charge of writing your project, but having the expertise, we will ensure that you do not get overburdened by the workload. We will provide a clear explanation of the requirements of the European Commission, especially those concerning the excellence, impact, implementation, and budget.

Organizational tasks

 

  • Setting up a work plan and calendar for the proposal preparation
  • Creating a collaborative workspace
  • Providing working templates
  • Organizing online meetings for drafting the proposal
Administrative tasks
  • Administration of the proposal in the participant portal
  • Requesting administrative details from consortium members
  • The completion of the administrative forms for all partners
  • Supporting the preparation of the budget, ethics and other issues
  • The submission of the proposal prior to the official deadline
Support in preparing the proposal with special regard to
  • matching the specific requirements of the funding scheme and call topic
  • reviewing the structure of the scientific and technological parts of the proposal and providing advice for each part
  • the guidance and editing of the technical chapters of the proposal
  • the drafting of the non-scientific parts of the proposal, such as the management structure, dissemination and exploitation sections
  • requesting partner profiles and preparing Section 4 (members of the consortium, subcontractors) and suggestions for Section 5 (ethics) of the proposal
  • collecting the project cost (budget) from all partners
  • calculating the overall project budget estimates according to the relevant financial rules
  • the development of a project specific Gantt chart and PERT diagram
  • creating a project logo
  • consistency checking and finalizing the proposal before submission
  • the final retouching and submission of the proposal

Partial support for the proposal submission

Would you like to enhance the quality of your proposal and increase your chances of success, but forgo our full proposal writing support? Based on your needs, we can offer you extended or targeted reviews throughout the process.

Our partial proposal review just might be just the right solution you are seeking.

Please contact us and we can devise a special supporting package that best fits your requirements.

Organizational tasks

 

  • Setting up a work plan and calendar for the proposal preparation
  • Creating a collaborative workspace
  • Providing working templates
  • Organizing online meetings for drafting the proposal
Administrative tasks
  • Administration of the proposal in the participant portal
  • Requesting administrative details from consortium members
  • The completion of the administrative forms for all partners
  • Supporting the preparation of the budget, ethics and other issues
  • The submission of the proposal prior to the official deadline
Support in preparing the proposal with special regard to
  • matching the specific requirements of the funding scheme and call topic
  • reviewing the structure of the scientific and technological parts of the proposal and providing advice for each part
  • the guidance and editing of the technical chapters of the proposal
  • the drafting of the non-scientific parts of the proposal, such as the management structure, dissemination and exploitation sections
  • requesting partner profiles and preparing Section 4 (members of the consortium, subcontractors) and suggestions for Section 5 (ethics) of the proposal
  • collecting the project cost (budget) from all partners
  • calculating the overall project budget estimates according to the relevant financial rules
  • the development of a project specific Gantt chart and PERT diagram
  • creating a project logo
  • consistency checking and finalizing the proposal before submission
  • the final retouching and submission of the proposal

DISSEMINATION, OUTREACH AND EXPLOITATION SERVICES

Dissemination and Outreach

Our service
  • creating a communication strategy (the right communication channels, stakeholders, etc.)
  • the creation and maintenance of the project website and social media accounts
  • organizing project events and conferences
  • creating project newsletters
  • production of printed materials
  • developing data management procedures
  • integrating an Open Access strategy
  • the development of an exploitation strategy related to IP issues

Exploitation

Our service
  • How can you exploit the outcome of the project? How can you enter to the market?
  • Business Planning
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Technology Transfer
  • Innovation
  • Creating a Spin-off company
  • For a linked company
  • IP Issues
  • IP opportunities and strategies
  • IP rules /EC rules (Grant Agreement, Consortium Agreement, Joint Ownership Agreement/

When we use public money, we must go beyond knowledge generation and innovation to broadcast the project results and make them readily accessible to the scientific community and the pubic. Thus, the Dissemination, Outreach and Exploitation activity is a key work package in EU projects.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Before signing the Grant Agreement (GA)

Contract management
  • Providing the template for your Consortium Agreement (CA)
  • The support of contract negotiations for the CA
  • The rights of subcontractors
  • Moderation of discussions between partners
Answering questions concerning the GA
  • The rights and obligations of the project coordinator and consortium partners
  • Financial questions , like which costs can be funded
Administrative work on Participant portal

After signing the Grant Agreement (GA)

Legal issues
  • Project planning and implementation compliant with the rules
  • Making amendments in the project
Administrative issues
  • The provision of an e-room for collaborative working on documents
  • The control of Milestones, Interim and Final Reports, Deliverables
  • Managing reporting tasks
Communication issues
  • The organization of personal meetings and conferences
  • The organization of regular online meetings
  • Communication with the EU Project Officer
  • Creation and maintenance of the project-specific website

AUDIT SUPPORT

Financial management

We will provide advice on all aspects of the project financial management processes / documentation.

Financial management processes
  • Ordering
  • Contracts
  • Timesheets
  • Job description
  • Personnel cost calculation
  • Documentation requirements
  • Accounting structure
  • Report preparation
  • Training on the rules and procedures for your team (accountant, project manager, administration)

Audit support

Our support services cover all issues related to a sound audit preparation / execution. 

Audit preparation
  • Form C and supporting documentation checks (invoices, timesheets, accounting records, calculations)
  • Support in input preparation for the requirement of the EU auditors
  • Review of the documentation (invoices, timesheets, financial report(s), other project documents
  • Monitoring the administrative and financial management performance
  • Highlighting problematic areas from an audit perspective
  • Help on the response to the auditors’ questions

Our services cover all issues related to a sound financial management of EC projects and audit preparation. We will share our 15 years of practical experience to help you prepare and respond to the auditors’ expectations.

TRAININGS

Online courses

Our consulting Branch offers courses in effective funding proposal writing, how to manage your project, and we provide information about the financial rules and auditing in Horizon Europe.

Drafting a proposal
  • Partner search: what ways and how you can find partners or join a consortium?
  • Setting up and leading a consortium
  • Budget planning: eligible and non-eligible items
  • Tasks of the coordinator, tasks of the partners
  • Contents of the Grant Agreement and its appendices
  • What guides to follow
  • Importance of the Consortium Agreement- IPR at a glance
  • New Participants Portal: a hands-on session in real time
Project management

Before signing the Grant Agreement and negotiation with the EU

Management of the consortium /participating as a partner in the consortium

  • Project cycle
  • Deliverables
  • Milestones
  • Organizing consortium events and meetings
  • The preparation of reports in practical sessions
  • Amendments
  • The financial report and external audit
  • Other financial rules in a nutshell

Day-to-day support via consultancy and the training of staff: learning by doing and carrying out your project in line with EU expectations.

During a long-term cooperation you and your staff can learn the main features of a project cycle.

On-site training

Do you want to develop skills and knowledge on-site? We offer specific on-site courses, meeting your needs and requirements can be put together – online or face-to-face.

Drafting a proposal
  • Partner search: what ways and how you can find partners or join a consortium?
  • Setting up and leading a consortium
  • Budget planning: eligible and non-eligible items
  • Tasks of the coordinator, tasks of the partners
  • Contents of the Grant Agreement and its appendices
  • What guides to follow
  • Importance of the Consortium Agreement- IPR at a glance
  • New Participants Portal: a hands-on session in real time
Project management

Before signing the Grant Agreement and negotiation with the EU

Management of the consortium /participating as a partner in the consortium

  • Project cycle
  • Deliverables
  • Milestones
  • Organizing consortium events and meetings
  • The preparation of reports in practical sessions
  • Amendments
  • The financial report and external audit
  • Other financial rules in a nutshell

Day-to-day support via consultancy and the training of staff: learning by doing and carrying out your project in line with EU expectations.

During a long-term cooperation you and your staff can learn the main features of a project cycle.

For further information, please contact us and we can discuss a special training package that can be tailored to your needs.

NATIONAL RESEARCH GRANTS

The National Research, Development and Innovation Office facilitates the purpose-oriented and value-creating use of RDI funds coming from European sources and the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund. Through the portfolio of competitive calls established according to strategic considerations, the RDI funds are awarded based on strict assessment criteria. These calls promote researcher excellence programs, the development of innovative undertakings, academic research-industry cooperation and the implementation of innovative ideas.

BioTalentum Consulting offers a wide range of services for supporting national research grants that even includes submitting and managing them.

Feel free to contact us for further information and to discuss your customized offer.

Reach Us

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2100 Gödöllő, Hungary

(36) 28-526-196

(36) 28-526-243

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