At +ADD we have a reputation for working at the edge of new technology adoption and emergent transformation agenda’s.
We work with you to de-risk innovation initiatives working with supply chain to develop collaborative approaches.
Our community of experts support all aspects of the process and offer a strong track record in regional, topical, national and international grant funding and sponsorship.
At +ADD we have a reputation for working to solve complex challenges and to co-design and develop commercially focussed consortia and solutions.
Having experience of working with corporates and their supply chains to develop and realise solutions, we understand that business case development and commercial alignment of parties and procurement is time consuming but necessary.
Our teams work to develop executive investment cases for internal use as well as formal business cases with clear focus on ROI, reduced costs and increased efficiency or profits from innovation investment.
We don’t go to the typical funding watering holes.
Our experience is that direct approach to private sector and institutional sources often offers best results.
We also use our national and international networks as well as research to identify time bound, topical, vertical, regional, national an international sources.
As we often work as an innovation partner this leads to timely and opportune availability of intelligence as part of ongoing innovation campaign and consortia interests.
Prior to delivery of funding application development we work to ensure well considered and formed consortia are in place and establishment of formal collaborative arrangements. The work often involves engagement with legal, commercial and external advisory teams.
Our bid writing is delivered by national experts with an impressive success rate having delivered over 50 successful bid applications to date.
We operate on a shared risk and reward model as should be expected in this professional field.
We offer flexible contracting dependent on the level of support required. Our work in this field typically includes both consultative and risk based work elements. Our services include:
Developing project concepts, goals and outcomes
Developing business cases for investment at a corporate level
Funding research and intelligence
Building consortia - Researching and sourcing partners and collaborators
Developing proposition - Building project concepts and ensuring alignment with funding criteria as appropriate
Due diligence - Collaborators, prior art, IP, Financial evidence and cost accuracy, Commercial interests
Ensuring deliverability - Collaborator capacity and commitments
Negotiating - Developing principal agreements for consortia
Coordinating bids - Consortia contributions and delivery against deadlines
Delivering bid writing - Leadership and / or expert support
Organising programme delivery - Providing management and support as required
Reporting - Managing paperwork, formal and third party stakeholder progress reporting
Operational delivery support - Project governance and consortia liaison as required
Tony has a depth of experience of the private and public sectors including board level and wide experience of delivering public sector grant funding, structural and investment funds. Combining project management skills, strong financial management he can assist with development of strategic bid models and financial forecasts, budget setting .
Tony’s experience in providing project delivery to the government agency InnovateUK , and assisting a myriad of innovation project applications for grants such as topical innovation and regional grants, Regional Growth Fund, R&D grants, BIS is invaluable. As well as succeeding in over 50 bids, previous work includes delivery of due diligence for a successful £6m funding from BIS for a collaborative Research & Development project.
Tony has worked with regional government agencies in Strategic Account Management supporting large companies including Nissan, GSK, MSD, Covance and 3M supporting appraisal and negotiation on government capital and industrial grant scheme applications between £250,000 and £2m, liaising with banks, Venture Capitalists and corporate finance specialists.