Fostering your idea

Grant advice and Project management

How can we help you turn your great idea into a successful project?

We offer support for people with innovative project ideas in Computer Science and Life Science

No one-fits-all solutions! We are a creative team that will go the extra mile to turn your idea into a successful project plan. Although we have our experience in fostering ideas derived from Computer Sciences and Life Sciences, we are open en curious to learn more.  Once your idea has grown into a project plan, it might need some financial support. Grants are an attractive source to fund innovative high-risk ideas. Does the next step in your plan involve research & development? In that case, you might consider to apply for a grant.  Writing a grant proposal is a very intense, interactive and highly iterative process. What can you expect from our approach?

The Lean-startup Approach: problem first

Imagine the problem that you would like to address as a large bowl of spaghetti. Pulling one string will affect the others.

Most of the time you will need multiple disciplines and multiple perspectives to tackle the challenges. We facilitate brainstorm sessions as neutral moderator.  We often use Manual Thinking as method to stimulate creative and iterative collaboration, bringing structure to the ideas and finding synergies within disciplines.

The neutral position of the moderator is very effective in creating an atmosphere of openness to discuss even the wildest ideas, to think strategically and to make new, less conventional, connections.  The moderator will support the process of team building which starts from the very beginning and  ideally results in a consortium that is more than the sum of every individual contributor.

While discussing all possibilities and great ideas, with the eventual project plan we will strive for impact. So we keep an eye on the broader context of current trends and advancements, the political agendas and potential business of commercial added value.