Project Management

years in business
Since 2003 biolution has been helping researchers find their way in the funding process. Offereing a wide range of services in support.
million € in Eu funding
Since FP6, we have contributed as management partner to 11 EU funded projects, bringing almost €40 Million in funding to EU institutions.
3d visualizations
In fact we probably have many more over the years but hey who's keeping count? Well maybe we are.
“Plans are nothing, but planning is everything.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

An Overview

We support scientific coordinators from academic research institutions and companies to successfully implement their EU and nationally-funded research projects. If included from an early stage, during the project application, our experience might even boost the chances of success, especially if your host institution lacks experience and infrastructure in managing large projects.

we support you
 

biolution has an experienced team to complement your institution. Throughout your project, our scientifically trained consultants assist and advise you on a one-to-one basis. Support by biolution ensures that scientists can focus on their research tasks without being overburdened by administration. Our support also provides the peace of mind that project management, ethical and financial requirements are met in time and according to the guidelines.

we usually cover:
 
  • Scientific & financial reporting
  • Project controlling
  • Legal administration
  • Financial administration
 
  • Meeting organisation
  • Corrective measures
  • Consortium evolution
  • Internal communication

CONTRACT PREPARATION

After a proposal for an EU-funded research project has been successfully evaluated, the coordinator is invited to enter the contract preparation phase. Under stringent timelines, a set of legal documents need to be drawn up to be signed by the coordinator and the European Commission. biolution has extensive experience in converting the information provided at the proposal stage into the necessary legal documents. We can support the coordinator in his discussions with the administrative staff in Brussels in case the work plan, budgetary allocation, or ethical section requires adaptations according to the reviewer’s comments. In speeding up the process from proposal to contract, we not only ensure the seamless implementation of your research but also that no undue delays due to administrative challenges will threaten the contract preparation.

See our success stories for projects we have successfully managed and contact us with your research idea for an initial discussion without obligation.

Implementation

Once the money is transferred, the real work starts. biolution can help you make the most of your research allocation. As each funder has its guidelines, rules, and regulations, making grant management, without a dedicated expert, burdensome. In a worst-case scenario, you even risk repayment of part of the funding if you fail to stick to the guidelines. biolution has more than 10 years of experience in performing financial administration, project management, and reporting duties. Our dedicated project managers support scientists efficiently and proactively, so they can focus on their research. biolution ensures financial, administrative, and legal duties are fulfilled according to the applicable guidelines. This support ensures your funding will result in an optimal output of research achievements.

LEGAL

International consortia require legal arrangements which stipulate budgetary allocations, responsibilities, and intellectual property rights. biolution will support researchers and their administrative staff in ensuring a durable legal framework is maintained during the project implementation phase. This might require amendments if unexpected results require adaptations to the work plan. biolution supports you wherever you might need help to ensure available resources are used to perform state-of-the-art research in light of new developments. We discuss new situations with the consortium, devise strategies to amend the contract, and negotiate procedures with the European Commission services.

next steps

If you’d like to see more, please visit our success stories page for a small selection of EU projects we have successfully managed. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, contact us with your research idea for an initial discussion without obligation.

"Invaluable help and support"

"Invaluable help and support covering from the ‘concept’ to the ‘writing’. Helping to drive a ‘good idea’ to a ‘fully competitive project’, being able to learn on how to design and write a grant application to be successful. Fully recommended."

Fatima Crispi
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona · Servicio de Medicina Materno Fetal Consultant and senior researcher

"highly motivated team of biolution"

“The SYMPATH cycle event was a great success, not least due to the highly motivated team of biolution.”

Prof. Achim Schneeberger, MD
AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria Coordinator of SYMPATH

"very happy that biolution assists us"

“We are very happy that biolution assists us in the public outreach elements of our successful ITN “ALKATRAS”, in particular in the design and maintenance of our website.”

Dr. Suzanne Turner
University of Cambridge, UK Senior Lecturer

"important contributions"

“I enjoyed working with Stefan Grünert of biolution, who made important contributions to the funded proposal of our Ludwig Boltzmann Institute.”

Prof. Kaan Boztug, MD
CeMM, Vienna, Austria Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases

"We found a competent partner "

“With biolution we found a competent partner in Life Sciences, who took care of all aspects to organize the event for GEHC – selection of venue, registration, billing, travel arrangement, catering, filming etc. We were very satisfied, with the services provided and will engage biolution next time again.”

Florian Koelle, DI
GE Healthcare Europe GmbH, Life Sciences, Austria Teamleader Biacore Systems DACH & PL

"specific, helpful and valuable"

“We have worked together with biolution on several EU project proposals, and their input has always been very specific, helpful and valuable”.

Mag. Dr. Carolin Auer
Medical University of Graz, Austria Head of Unit for Research Management

"absolutely essential"

“The support by biolution was helpful during stage one of the call, but absolutely essential to obtain our H2020 grant in stage two.”

Prof. Henry Völzke, MD
University Greifswald, Germany Coordinator of EUthyroid

"extensive skill and experience"

"We faced several unexpected challenges during our project, and I am grateful biolution was always there to support us with their extensive skill and experience."

Prof. Gabor Kovacs, MD
Coordinator of DEVELAGE, Medical University Vienna, Austria
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