European Projects: Advising and Assistance

Participating in European Projects brings the possibility of:

  • Receiving fresh funds for your innovative activities
  • Collaborating with key players
  • Accessing/developing advanced technologies
  • Accessing wider geographic areas and markets
  • Getting in touch with international partners
  • Gaining visibility on the European scenario
The EPN Consulting's team boasts decades of experience in European Projects and is therefore able to assist any kind of clients (public and private, SMEs or large organisations) that would like to turn innovative ideas into project proposals. Our advisory and assistance services follow the client in every step of the procedure (proposal preparation, submission, project kick-off meeting organisation and project management).
The process of converting ideas into proposals starts from the identification and research of suitable partners in order to create a complementary, collaborative and balanced consortium. It continues with the preparation of a realistic and unbiased budget project. It ends with the proposal submission and hopefully sees the light at the end of the tunnel when the project is eligible for funding. It starts again when the project kicks off.
EPN Consulting helps clients identify the best programmes that suit their project ideas or match their products/solutions that could give an added value to a project consortium. In particular, EPN Consulting helps to deal with the principal four cases that may occur:
  • they have a project idea but not a group of partners to work with
  • they don't have a project idea but do have a group of partners to work with
  • they have both a project idea and a group of partners but not the time (or the skills) to prepare the proposal
  • they don't have a project idea neither the group of partners but a good range of innovative technical solutions to offer
  • EPN Consulting also performs a professional service of European opportunities monitoring that is tailored around the Client's needs. EPN Consulting offers special assistance to SMEs to participate in the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument where great ideas can be explored with feasibility study and business plan thanks to a EUR 50,000 lump sum the European Commission is happy to pay to outstanding proposals. This is named Phase 1 that will dismissed after the last submission cut-off date of 05 Sept 2019.
    Once the feasibility plan has been designed and the idea resulted to be viable, SMEs can apply for the Phase 2 of this initiative - now called EIC Accelerator - to implement their business idea and generate a prototype. For this phase the EC recognises a grant ranging from EUR 0.5 million to EUR 2.5 million plus an Equity Investment of up to EUR 15 million (Blended Finance). In case the TRL (Technology Readiness Level) of the innovation be beyond grade 8, only Equity Investment is allowed.
    Contact us to discuss your ambitions!

    EPN Consulting offers several packages of service to suit your requirements and is also available to represent clients at conferences, workshops, technical meetings and steering committees.

    ITS, MaaS and Sustainable Transport

    EPN Consulting offers deep knowledge and experience in ITS applied to Public Transport, Motorways, Urban Transport, Logistics, Sustainable Transport as well as designing ITS Architectures at Urban, Regional and National level. Besides, EPN Consulting helps Clients identify which technological solutions could be implemented in European projects in accordance with the topics called. This would give your company the opportunity of submitting a project that may be eligible for funding that you could re-invest in further Research and Development activities.
    Since 2011 EPN Consulting offers an Extended Consultancy Service on ITS and Sustainable Transport. Studies carried out to solve Clients’ issues and/or to introduce innovative solutions to existing client's situation will take into account also experiences carried out during past and current European Projects. The extension of this professional service will help clients use the best practice already identified and avoid spending time and money on re-inventing the wheel.

    Main EPN Consulting added values on Transport

    We are an independent organisation
    We are an independent organisation not tied to any OEM – it guarantees the proposed solutions are genuinely chosen based on their effectiveness
    We are a multi-cultural company
    We are a multi-cultural company – having consultants and members scattered across Europe helps us keep an open and flexible mind
    We search for current of previous and current EC projects
    solutions that could be applied to Clients’ current needs – this helps make the Consulting Time more effective as some solutions could already have been found/applied somewhere else in Europe

    What EPN Consulting does:

    • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) masterplans for Road Transport
    • ITS Architectures at city/region/nationwide level
    • Search, Study and Proposal on the most effective technologies based on independent analyses
    • Strategic advices on Intelligent Mobility to create Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms
    • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) using ITS solutions
    • Smart Mobility for Smart Cities

    What EPN Consulting does not:

    • Design and perform Systems Integrations
    • Design and build systems
    • Install and maintain systems

    Knowledge Transfer

    EPN Consulting believes that organisations should pay special attention to having a good and efficient business management because this creates economy of scale and allows to better exploit existing workforce experience and capabilities.
    It is therefore important that knowledge and know-how are properly transferred across every organisation department.

    If you would like to learn how to:
    • Improve your communication methodologies
    • Manage your business effectively and efficiently
    • Enhance your productivity
    • Optimise your resources
    EPN Consulting is here to help you!
    EPN Consulting is available to discuss your current situation and find out which improvements can be introduced to boast your business.

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