KITE Innovation offer a wide variety of highly recommended services, which include:
- Research Proposal Development: Insightful and focused professional support to maximise your chances of securing research funding.
- Research Project Management: Dedicated project management expertise that helps creates the conditions for the implementation of successful research and innovation.
- Dissemination and Exploitation: Specialist expertise to drive the Dissemination and Exploitation activities of funded projects.
- Information Services: Delivers tailored information to keep you informed and up-to-date on opportunities within the EU Framework Programme.
KITE’s Research Proposal Development services aims to leverage the great science of our client partners together with powerful insights into the ingredients needed for success. The team of proposal writers have an excellent track record in supporting researchers in their quest to perform the detailed research and resource planning to turn ideas into funded research projects. We will work with you from the development of a research concept to the completion and submission of excellent quality proposals, assisting in for example assessing and alignment of project research objectives to the research topic, developing consortia with the necessary complementary research expertise, and handling all administrative tasks. Our approach enables the research consortium to focus upon the science, whilst we take care of the detailed planning. We offer our services on a risk-sharing, success-based model which guarantees our full commitment and minimises your risks.
Research Project Management
KITE’s Project Management service is built upon a widespread understanding and knowledge of collaborative research in the European Framework Programme gained over many years of involvement. Our team has managed over 40 European Research Projects and possesses the skills and tools to support partners in managing small to large scale collaborations. We work with all partners to establish effective research management processes, as well as supporting you with the often complex administration tasks, contractual agreements, and research publication practices. Our approach supports the researcher groups involved in focussing effectively on their research tasks in the project, assessing and planning for mitigation of research risks and uncertainties, whilst we also take care of the administration and finance aspects. We offer a committed service, using a single team approach to help the project achieve its aims and objectives.
Dissemination and Exploitation
KITE offers specialist expertise to support consortia in achieving Dissemination & Exploitation objectives in funded projects. These activities have grown in importance through the additional emphasis of the EU upon the Innovation agenda in helping to stimulate greater wealth creation and societal benefit. Typically these activities are grouped as a dedicated Work Package. KITE has the track record and experience to be Work Package leader, and to drive the Exploitation Planning process using a methodology (SQUADRONTM) which systematically guides consortia to identify and prioritise the best exploitation opportunities. In addition, KITE possesses the skills to build the Dissemination kit, typically comprising web-site, social media, press releases, posters and project video.
The KITE Information Service enables organisations to keep key research staff up to date and well informed on EU research funding opportunities. The range of funding opportunities available in the Framework Programme is broad, and the time required putting together strong consortia and writing winning proposals means being aware of the relevant upcoming calls and topics as early as possible is crucial; and provides organisations with an advantage in the increasingly competitive research funding landscape. Having early access to the latest information is therefore essential to support a strategy of realising research funding from the EU. The KITE Information Service combines regular email updates, bespoke portfolios and in-depth analyses to provide clients with a tailored service.