Seventh Heaven – How to secure European Union funding for development and a direct route to market for manufacturing businesses
In these uncertain financial times, seeking out new funding and new ways to bring ideas to market is more vital than ever. But actually securing string free funding, as many companies will recognise only too well, can often be a specialism in itself. For those involved in the development of new ideas, new products and new services, the good news is that sustainable technologies is an attractive theme for funding through the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development – more commonly known as FP7, and some of the hot topics to attract funding include: materials, transport, energy, marine and health care.
So what exactly is FP7? The answer is certainly simpler than its name. FP7 enables companies with an interest in developing innovation in key sectors to seek funding at a European Union level. And that, as you can imagine, can mean millions of pounds in financial support. FP7 have helpfully bundled all research-related European Union initiatives together under one common roof. Due to the ambition of the European Union’s Lisbon Strategy to become the “most dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world”, there are a great number of such initiatives out there – especially when you include all the EU development programmes and support measures that have sprouted over recent years. Thanks to FP7, companies now have easier access to the knowledge-support funding that is currently available at EU level.
Companies wanting to develop new commercial opportunities who wish to discuss funding further – in particular through FP7 – and development opportunities available to bring their innovative new ideas, products and services to market can contact Pera’s Tony Lesowiec on 01664 501455 (e-mail email@example.com) for further information. Tony Lesowiec is Head of Commercial Partnering at Pera, one of Europe’s leading innovation and business support organisations. Tony has 18 years experience in accessing funds for businesses.
In addition we can assist companies through the MRC, the manufacturing arm of GTMA, a pathway to market for new products and processes into the OEMs and Tier 1 companies in the aerospace, automotive, medical, marine, energy and other industry sectors. Why not speak to Roger Onions on 0121 601 6350 and learn how we can help you market your innovative product or process.