Nordic innovators Brings Your Innovation to the Next Level
As a consulting firm, we help start-ups, growth companies and spinouts to progress on their funding journey. Our core service is centred around acquiring soft funding or non-equity investments. However, as new programmes see the light we also help with hard funding. Soft funding is donated to companies in their early stage phases to support development activities, e.g. development of new products and services, test of prototypes in collaboration with clients, etc.
We help our clients to scope and develop their project ideas. We collaborate closely defining and matching their innovation projects and develop winning proposals for national or EU programmes. It is our experience that the earlier we are involved the better is the chance of receiving funding for the idea or project which later is to be launched. Nordic Innovators works structurally according to a tested model. We handle the whole proposal process based on input from the company, especially to the “work packages” which are part of the project plan.
We deliver both single proposals and enter into long-term collaboration, supporting clients throughout their entire funding journey.
Below you see some of our services.
We analyse and validate your needs, project ideas and opportunities. We develop a catalogue of funding opportunities and a funding strategy. This includes a basis for decision making: What opportunities you should focus on and upcoming deadlines.
We take the lead and develop your funding proposal. We manage the entire proposal development process - from project ideation and partner recruitment to full proposal writing, submission and Grant Agreement Preparation. We do this based on our proven proposal methodology and outstanding track record.
Pitch Preparation and Pitch Training
We support you in developing pitch material and train your presentation skills for pitching your project proposal. We do this, i.e., for Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2, where the pitch presentation is an integrated part of the evaluation of your proposal.
EU Project Implementation
We provide implementation support to most of our successful EU projects. We function as a ‘back-office’ where we contribute according to your specific needs. This ranges from full development of specific project deliverables and periodic reporting to only acting as a review and sparring partner on your project reporting.
Investor Capital Preparation
We assist you in raising investor capital and other forms of institutional capital. We support you in the different stages - from material preparation, pitch training, preparation of investor lead-list to investor reach-out and finalisation of investment. We ensure results by drawing on our extensive network within the angel and seed stage of investors.
We engage in strategic partnerships as a trusted long-term partner for universities, supporting their researchers to boost public RDI funding, and for VC Funds and Incubators as a value-added service for their investment cases. We also work with regional and local bodies mobilising for instance industry participation in EU programmes from their area.