What I learned writing successful bids for grants

Horizon 2020 and Innovate UK logos

Grants are very valuable for SMEs and small business. You can get the needed cash inflow to push your project or product further. You won’t have to pay back or give out part of your equity, even if the project is not successful or even achievable. The biggest challenge: they are highly competitive and making your message stand out is paramount.

Having successfully obtained grants for SMEs on the Horizon 2020 (SME Instrument) and SMART Awards (Innovate UK), I list below some tested lessons to increase your chances on these processes. (more…)