What and how we do
The European Union offers different national, regional and European wide grant opportunities, which are allocated for implementing development projects in various fields. Using the suitable financing at the right time can give an essential impulse for a company and bring it much closer to desired results. Since there are lots of different programmes, it can be often complicated and confusing to identify and apply them successfully.
smart Continent project managers work closely with your project managers and project personnel to build project management competency while ensuring successful execution of projects. Our project managers actively participate in projects to ensure standards are being adopted and help provide a comfortable transition when deploying new processes, practices, and templates. This type of personalized knowledge transfer from experienced resources encourages the development of competencies more easily gained through example, guided learning, and hands-on practice.
Smart Continent assist universities, governance institutions, small and medium size enterprises as well as large companies by identifying grant opportunities. We screen ideas of our clients and identify appropriate funding programs such as Horizon 2020, Interreg, Urban Innovative actions, Marco Polo, ERASMUS. Whether small, medium or large projects, with our expertise, our clients will find the right funding pots and increase chances of approval. For larger and more complex ideas, we offer a joint development of concepts that are in line with the requirements of larger funding programs. Beside taking care of actual tasks within your project or delivering respective consulting, we also offer training courses, seminars and workshops, covering project management in general as well as proposal writing for specific programs.
Smart Continent offers step-by-step services for preparation of Grant applications for research and innovation projects. One first stage we assist in concept development and identification of calls. We are screening your ideas and identify appropriate funding programs. Whether small, medium or large projects, with our expertise, you will find the right funding pots and increases your chances of approval. For larger and more complex ideas, we offer a joint development of concepts that are in line with the requirements of larger funding programs. In stage of proposal writing and submission process we offer active support in the writing of the application. Depending on the program, we assume even writing entire application parts. We coordinate the collection of all required information and documents and will also take care of the actual submission process in time and quality. In stage o implementation and financial management we provide the administrative project management during the entire project. We support you in the organization of meetings, the preparation of interim and final reports, and of course in keeping track of the financial situation of your project. We are providing appropriate templates and take care of regular data collection and evaluation. And finally in fourth stage we assist in preparation of final report and exploitation of results. We are supporting you all the way long up to the final accounting and the payment of the last rate of the project. This includes active support in drafting final reports as well as identification of follow-up opportunities.