Benkei supports its clients in defining, financing, and implementing their R&I projects and innovation strategy

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Benkei’s support is part of a comprehensive approach to innovation in the service of its customers’ strategy.

We intervene at every step of the innovation process, from the definition of the strategy to its implementation, through short-term or long-term missions. Benkei is a partner to its clients: all our work is tailor-made, with emphasis on co-development.

The skills and experience of our team enable us to respond to the various needs of the field of Research and Innovation.

Verifying the adequacy of an innovation with the market

Identifying and characterizing a targeted market, defining a business model, positioning an innovative product.

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Defining the funding strategy

Diagnosing an innovative project or portfolio of projects, mapping, and targeting funding sources at french regional, national and European levels, creating a multi-year roadmap.

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Mobilizing effectively French indirect aids

Preparing a JEI rescript, applying for CIR or CII approval for the company or its suppliers, anticipating the recruitment of young doctors or a CIFRE doctoral student, analyzing collaboration agreements with regard to CICO and LabCom schemes, etc.

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Building a collaborative project and applying for a funding scheme

Setting up a consortium, evaluating a pre-project, elaborating a concept, organizing and managing the project set-up, writing the proposal, building the budget, appraising and submitting an application to a French or European funding program (i-demo, ADEME, ANR, Bpifrance, Horizon Europe, Eurostars, etc.), identifying alternative funding.

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Accelerating and financing the market access of the innovation

Defining a successful business plan, mobilizing the ecosystem, aligning public and private funding strategies, applying for innovation competitions in Europe, in France or in other countries (EIC Accelerator, i-Lab, i-Nov, etc.).

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Financing investment projects

Preparing funding applications for investment projects (France 2030, Innovation Fund, etc.), helping to draw up the budget and financing plan, building the project and defining its milestones, etc.

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R&I projects coordinating and managing

Effectively managing project progress, facilitating project and group dynamics, meeting the expectations of the funder, maximizing the impact of projects’ results, ensuring the quality of deliverables, managing risks

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Benefiting from secured French fiscal support

Supporting the implementation of the CIR / CII / CICO; identifying eligible expenses, calculating, collecting supporting documents, drafting the corresponding justification report

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Preparing the market access of innovative projects

Creating scientific communication materials adapted to the target market, drawing up business documents, identifying new prospects and customers, disseminating results via peer-reviewed articles, participating in scientific conferences, organizing webinars, increasing scientific credibility and visibility.

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Some projects supported by Benkei



Benkei’s client assignments are managed and carried out by consultants with a scientific or technical background (Master, Engineer, PhD), some of whom have over 25 years of experience. Some of them have worked in industry or in public and private research, often at an international level, before joining Benkei. Many have additional skills or qualifications: management, marketing, communication, technology transfer.

Some members of the team are PMP® certified, and the entire team has a professional knowledge of project management.