There are a multitude of different grants available to businesses proposing to carry out R&D projects. Many of these grants are delivered through the European Horizon 2020 programme. The process for identifying available grants and preparing and submitting applications can be daunting to many businesses, particularly smaller, growing companies. The directors are often too busy actually growing the business to find time to look at grants.
The adviser to a European company, which was interested in potential grants for a technology project it was planning, approached me. I was able to advise the company on the different grants available, the eligibility conditions and the application process.