Octopux Consulting gives privileged access to intelligence on EU funding programmes and EU developments as they happen. With clients operating in various sectors (scientific, R&D, industry, business, and innovation), Octopux offers each of them individual and tailor-made services.
Octopux Consulting – professional services
Octopux Consulting aims to provide professional services in a number of subjects based around EU Funding for research & innovation, lobbying, networking, training and business planning. Thanks to its innovative structure, Octopux is able to provide clients with exclusively tailored consulting services. Just some of these services include:
- EU Grants for research and innovation;
- Administrative and financial project management;
- Evaluation of grant proposals;
- Market research and competitive analysis;
- Business lobbying;
- International networking;
- Professional training;
- Business planning;
- Event management;
- Dissemination; and
- Much more that large consultancies find hard to supply.
Octopux works with clients from across the world and although most of their clients are based within the EU, they also provide executive training in EU funding and corporate management to companies overseas.
A portfolio of clients includes associates from both the private and the public sectors:
- Universities, R&D institutes;
- NGOs, professional associations;
- SMEs; and
- International corporations.
The main mission of Octopux is to assist companies and public bodies in accessing the European Commission’s funding programmes. Within the budgetary period 2014-2020, their main focus has been Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with around €80bn of funding being made available over seven years.
Octopux has put a particular emphasis on the SME instrument aimed at optimising the research, development and innovation environment for SMEs and developing groundbreaking ideas. The SME instrument is such a competitive programme that many enterprises find it challenging when applying.
Throughout this booklet, Oxtopux discuss the services they provide when enterprises are working towards gaining EU funding, as well as fields of action, Erasmus, challenges, and strategy.