Consortium Building for Specific Organisation Types

Successful proposals (and projects) also depend on the right partners that make the consortium that will implement the proposed project. Different projects and different organisations require different compositions of partners with specific consortium structure. Based on our extensive experience we are in a most suitable position to help you identify the right partners and approach them. This is particularly important since different types or organisations require different set-ups of consortia

Academic –

Academic institutions are by their very nature mostly research oriented. However, IP produced in them can easily turn into profitable endeavour with high impact on society at large and on business. In order to best manifest their capabilities, suitable partners are needed here so as to allow better inter-sectorial collaboration with such partners so that both the pure academic level of the institution at hand and its ability to benefit commercially or otherwise are achieved. With our combined background in academia, industry and business, we can identify and approach potential partners that would otherwise not be in the scope of the scientists’ ideas for partners.

Industry –

Industrial enterprises are mainly interested in increasing their markets and improving the efficiency of the production process. Their R&D activities are all geared to serve these objectives, many times at the expense of what might be regarded as less important more scientific oriented approach (e.g., basic science, as opposed to applicative science). More often than not, their concentration on their industrial agenda might require help in drawing their attention to advantages of collaboration that would enhance their benefit while allowing them to concentrate on the things they do best and complementing such activity. EuCRF can help you in bridging these needs. We can assist you in defining the type of partnership you need to accomplish successful and beneficial projects and setting such partnership that would prove sustainable in the long term.

Start-ups –

Start-ups are mainly characterised by their high level of innovation. More often than not, they lack in management, in marketing, in their fund raising capability and in international contact base. The partners needed for projects led by start-ups need to covers as much of the missing (or lacking) strengths so as to complement the capacity of the start-up in question and enhance its innovative advantages. Again, with our rich experience in working with start-ups, helping them also to define and implement successful strategy, we can truly help start-ups in developing and implementing successful R&D projects.

Hospitals –

Hospitals are, indeed, factories of new knowledge and knowhow. Many a time hospitals carry out research for drug companies that help them in their financing but which are mainly of mere statistical nature. Being sources of new knowledge that is highly important to the public health in general and to combatting particular diseases, it is really imperative that the hospital in point becomes really also research oriented organisation. Another aspect that hospitals need to address but rarely seem to have the resources to do so is the devise and implementation of actual public health management, relationship with the community and other issues of socio-economic and citizenry nature. Here EuCRF can help in three realms – each requiring different collaborating partners: helping the hospital to turn into a real research centre; setting public health oriented strategies and participating in research endeavours dealing with them; and helping the hospitals developing, also through collaborative research, community relations strategy and practice.

Public organisations –

Public organisations are related in the most direct and intimate manner to society at large, citizenry oriented issues and other activities of economic nature. They should be involved in scientific and technological endeavours that are carried out within their jurisdiction or which might be related to their activities. They should also participate in the overall scientific and technological development, as well as in other issues pertaining to the wellbeing of the constituency and their own efficient management. All of these would more often than not call collaboration with organisations from other spheres. We can help such organisations in devising their participatory policies and in their execution and in defining their needs in terms of partners suitable for such needs.

International & national organisations –

International organisations are many times engaged in research, both specific (professional) and general (socio-economic). Their agenda normally involves international cooperation which tends to concentrate on national organisations rather than local stakeholders or particular players that can actually give a different point of view and thus enrich the organisation. National organisations tend to have the same attitude, which is directed at either specific region or at specific professional realm. This holds true for bother regulatory organs as well as ministries, local governments, UN organs, etc. Having worked with many such organisations, we are well acquainted with their modus operandi and with their needs, thus we are in a good position to help them, both in designing their projects and in finding the most suitable particular partners that could add value to their projects.