Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Follow the money

Friday, May 14th, 2010

“Money makes the world go around” sang Liza Minelli several years ago within Cabaret film (click here to listen to the song while reading this post), but… where is the money hiding? This is one of the key questions for each project developer whatever type/size/region/stage.

We have gained experience during last 18 years following the money: from investment and internationalization to cross-border collaborative innovation; from local environments to global deployments; from grant schemes to project finance & venture capital solutions; from grants process managers to specialized & tailored OpenInnovation.

Where is the money?… Money is wherever innovative behavior and creative thinking meet. Where business and community development come together, you have the chance to find the map for the Treasure Island. You just need methodology and funding know-how (advisors like us!) to go from needs to funds. Develop your project ideas; link it with partners; plan your resources & deliverables and match them with grants & finance solutions.

The money is now focused in innovation and development. Make your way to the world of disruptive breakthroughs. Find your balance between business objectives and millennium goals. Many public and private players around the world are looking for innovative approaches not necessarily related with large players but with creative approaches.

We keep following the money, developing our innovative methodologies and tools for you… Run to your pole position while the world goes round and round…

Reinventing ourselves

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Yes, us too! We are no different. We also need to reinvent ourselves to keep growing. To stay as the European reference in advance acquisition of Public Funds for the innovation projects from our clients.

We have gained experience in dynamising, promoting, developing, submitting, managing and reporting innovation projects. We are skilling our consultants and training them to spot technological trends and to incorporate technology watch into their day to day. This way, we can produce better Innovation ideas for our clients. Now we are reshaping ourselves as Innovation Consultants.

We have learned a lot about setting up consortiums for OpenInnovation projects. We have profited from the use of on-line tools to find partners, to match their innovation objective to link their partnership profiles. We are developing our own on-line platform to aggregate all these tools that help us build better consortiums for our clients. Now, we are becoming web 2.0 linking & matching experts. We have done our research about “what works” in funding for Innovation and have come up with 25 ways of Improving Innovation Funding.

We have come to the conclusion that Funding should be open to the finance market and to the innovation ecosystem. We call it OpenFunding.

So, new skills, new tools and new concept for a new world. A small step for Funding, a huge step for Innovation!

Sanyu Karani