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Joachim Köpf

Nils Hollmichel, M.Sc.

+49 30 240 87 82 -14

Funding consultancy

Research funding is a political instrument designed to increase competitiveness. Non-refundable grants or reduced-interest loans are paid out to organizations and companies involved in scientific research. There are over 2000 public funding programmes in Germany alone. We know which programmes are the most important for your particular interests and provide you with new and appropriate calls for proposal. Our clients include large corporations, SMEs, research and educational institutions, as well as municipalities, states and not-for-profit organisations. Our expertise in funding consultancy is based on effective concepts and recommendations, developed over the long term conjointly with political representatives, ministries and project coordinators. After all, funding bodies also search for project consortiums that can ideally implement the goals of a grant or subsidy programme. We support research-funding tenders in very close co-operation with our clients. Together with you, we emphasise important features, make recommendations and put you in contact with potential project partners. For a small commission and a proportional fee, we provide support and accompany you throughout the entire application process. What this implies for you is capacity relief on time and personnel, increased chances of success, and an improvement of goal achievement for the funding body.

Services Portfolio

  • Funding-information and project-conception
  • Support throughout the application process (to a greater or lesser  extent,  depending on your needs)
  • Project support


  • Proposal creation for the ZIM (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand) co-operative project POFSplit for three participating companies and research institutions. In the context of this project, integrated optical splitters for POF Networks were developed using injection moulding technology. Funding Volume: €314’619
  • Proposal creation for the StroPa Project for BMWi’s call to tender “Electricity industry key elements: storage, network, integration”. The project’s aim is to develop a solution for linking electric vehicles to the power supply grid, independent of automobile manufacturers and network operators. Funding Volume: > €3 Millio
  • Proposal support for the HIG-Com project. Content of the project is the development of a communication unit that allows telephone calls to be made through a glove-helmet combination. Funding Volume: €365433
  • Quality assurance (evaluation of dossiers) of a number of applications made by Next Energy. Topics are energy storage, electro-mobility, as well as training and continued education. Funding Volume: > €2 Million
  • Strategic consulting for Continental AG on positioning corporate activities in the context of research funding for electro-mobility. Addressing and appealing to the relevant ministries. Funding Volume: several €Million.