We help universities, firms and government to maximise the commercial value of their innovation.
We focus on the role of universities in the Innovation System. We have 20 years experience of developing innovation policy, evaluating innovation support measures and designing new interventions in the UK and Europe.
We enable clients to identify where they want their organisation to be in the future. Our consultants have a comprehensive set of process consulting tools that engage all levels of staff within your organisation and external stakeholders to ensure that your strategy is owned by your organisation while also being robust and meaningful to customers and investors/funders.
Horizon 2020 Plans for Exploitation and Dissemination of Research (PEDR)
Horizon 2020 places a much greater emphasis on the exploitation and dissemination of research findings than the earlier EU Framework Programs. We provide the three essential ingredients of a strong PEDR - an ability to identify IP/IA, commercialisation expertise and an appreciation of innovation policy. Our Plans meet the policy requirements of the EU and the commercial research aspirations of the consortia.
Innovation Strategy Development
We enable clients to identify where they want their organisation to be in the future. We have a comprehensive set of process consulting tools (covering creativity, scenarios and future scanning, IP exploitation and performance diagnostics) that engage all levels of staff and ensure that your strategy is owned by everyone who needs to be engaged.
Our innovation strategies include detailed assessment of your business models and their appropriateness for current and future markets.
Technology & Innovation Programme Appraisal and Evaluation
Our team members have over 25 years experience of programme appraisal and evaluation to HM Treasury Green Book standards and have extensive experience of Structural Fund evaluations of innovation measures. We also have undertaken trans-national EU programme evaluation. Our evaluation portfolio is approaching 200 individual assignments.