• Moving European research to the market

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    … and working all over Europe.

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High Impact Proposals

We design and deliver Horizon 2020 proposals with high impact scores that turn dreams of innovators into reality.

No. 1 Austrian SME

in FP7 project participation according to Proviso Study (Austrian Ministry of Science, Research & Economy).

Sustainable science and business

Our interdisciplinary team boosts EU R&I by integrating science, business and stakeholders.

Our Service Areas

We support the full “Research to Market” process from project definition and funding through to implementation and commercialisation of results. Twenty years’ experience of EU project development and management goes into every Horizon 2020 proposal and project implementation.

We work in various H2020 research themes and are particularly strong in the areas of bio economy, energy efficiency, agri-food & forestry, health & environment. We are also active in the horizontal themes such as information and communication technology (ICT), nanotechnologies, advanced materials and manufacturing and SME Instrument.

Together with our clients we develop and implement research and innovation projects. This begins with the identification of the most suitable Horizon 2020 call, project design, partner search and proposal writing.

The service area Research and Innovation (R&I) Management includes:

  • R&I Strategy: development of medium to long term strategic research and innovation plans,
  • Project Development: building the best consortium, analysis of, and alignment to the appropriate policies and finally proposal writing.
  • Project Implementation: coordination of the whole project, financial management, templates, quality assurance, budget control and smooth financial reporting.

We provide tailored training and interactive workshops on research management topics such as project development & proposal writing, project & financial management, intellectual property rights for researchers.

Training events combine theoretical background with best practice experience and can be organised in-house using client facilities, within running projects for consortium members, or as external open events. Training and workshops range from 1 to 3-day events and usually incorporate interactive group work to facilitate a highly effective learning experience.

As work package Leader for Dissemination, Exploitation & Communication (DEC), we bring professional dissemination, communication,  intellectual property (IP) expertise and exploitation planning into your consortium. This gives your proposal the winning edge and your project support and advice from the kick-off to the end.

We assume responsibility for transparent and objective IP and results management, employing co-creative processes to define project business models and exploitation plans within collaborative projects.

  • DEC Strategies and plans
  • Open access requirements for scientific publications
  • IP strategy and management guidelines
  • Results documentation & (co-)ownership clarification
  • Project business model definition and mediation of agreements
  • IP Protection measures (patent, trademark etc.)

We plan, implement and manage communication activities including project PR, corporate identity, social media and creative print and online media. Animations developed by RTDS Group are explainer videos that allow you to convey abstract scientific and technical concepts in an easy-to-understand and entertaining, yet professional form.

  • Communication strategies and periodic plans for the whole consortium
  • Stakeholder analyses and key message conception
  • Digital communication strategies
  • Production of communication material (e.g. website, scientific poster, flyer, factsheets, videos, social media)
  • Project website and social media channels
  • Animations explaining your project to the general public
  • Organisation of events to spread project results

active partners from 17 countries


EU projects implemented, 3 as coordinator

65 mil

funding since FP6


training hours in 14 countries

What others say about us

“RTDS delivered great support for development of the SUSFERT Horizon 2020 project. Starting with building of the consortium, filing in the proposal and coordinating the work among the partners. As a consortium member we benefit a lot from their experience and professional handling of the whole project, which was approved in May 2018.”

Martin MayerCommercial Director, Timac Agro

“I enjoyed working with RTDS on a BBI-JU proposal which was recently approved! Their expertise in project management and EU funding were crucial to bring our project idea to life and put together a winning proposal.”

Georg Gübitz, Univ.Prof.Head of Department of Agrobiotechnology, IFA-Tulln, BOKU

“RTDS have recently run two H2020 Impact Workshops with our researchers and grants office staff. Stephen, with his hands on approach, competently presents and brings to life concepts of stakeholder analysis, business models and value chains to help researchers better understand business perspectives essential for successful H2020 project proposals. Fully recommendable for higher success rates!”

Torben Høøck HansenSenior Executive EU Liaison Officer, University of Copenhagen

“I have worked with RTDS for some years on EU proposals and my staff have attended their H2020 Impact workshops. Their professionalism and ability to integrate our research with industry needs was key to success in our recently approved Innovation Action. With RTDS, we have a competent partner for both Horizon proposals, training and H2020 project coordination!”

Dr Angela Sessitsch Head of Competence Unit Bioresources, Austrian Institute of Technology

“RTDS have proven to reliable, highly informed experts in EU funding matters. I can highly recommend them as H2020 consultants and project managers, taking care of both administrative and sensitive IP issues from project conception through to implementation.”

Andreas GeyerHead of Competence Center Chemistry, Fritz Egger GmbH &Co.OG

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