WANT TO PLAN A PROJECT THAT MATTERS?
PUNKT guides you throughout the entire process: Eligible Idea – Partner(s) – Application Development – Submission.
PUNKT has worked with swiss-based and international collaborating expert groups, from academia, industry, and in cooperation with stakeholders in the sectors of healthcare, digital industry, mobility, wood construction and agriculture but also in basic research. The following examples show that it is worthwhile to develop a joint project in collaboration with experts from other specialist areas.
Great innovations of the future have been created:
A Swiss-based consortium with focus on surgical education:
PUNKT has conceptually and practically coached and judiciously guided an interdisciplinary and intersectoral team of 8 partners throughout a two-stage funding application process, working under a tight timeframe. We have developed a systemic innovation, interfacing different surgical simulators with a surgical society approved learning platform for data-driven surgical education for proficiency-based performance on patients and embedded the entire project in a business plan.
An international group with focus on digital transformation in healthcare:
PUNKT has brought strategic and conceptual clarity to the envisaged project, coached a team of 10 interdisciplinary and intersectoral working partners practically and according to the requirements of the European call, guided contentwise throughout the project description and submission process and provided the management, financial, dissemination and exploitation plans. Working under a tight timeframe we have developed a project that creates a secure clinical information platform for data collection, retrieval and evaluation in digital diagnostics and research for Rheumatoid Arthritis that is operating across the borders of healthcare providers and researchers in different countries to solve clinical and research questions.
An international group with focus on automated mobility:
PUNKT has conceptually coached and deliberately guided contentwise and practically a 25 people interdisciplinary team throughout the entire project development process. We have developed a project outline and structure providing different highly and verifiably attractive and accepted seamless door-to-door automated mobility solutions for passengers and goods in Europe and to specify suitable regulations leading to autonomous mobility solutions targeting at a significant decrease of traffic in urban Europe.
An international group with focus on wood construction:
PUNKT has conceptually and practically coached and judiciously guided a team of 9 partners from industrial and academic organizations content-wise throughout the project development and funding application pro- cess and provided the management, financial, dissemination and exploitation plans. We have focused on the development of versatile modular production units for deeply automated and customer-focused timber structure manufacturing with the goal to provide affordable housing in urban Europe.
An international group with focus on agriculture:
PUNKT has conceptually, practically and contentwise coached and judiciously guided a team composed of 5 academic basic and applied researchers as well as an internationally operating industrial partner throughout the entire project development, description and submission process, and provided the management, financial and dissemination plans. Working under a tight timeframe we have developed a project for a radically new technology, a universal, robust apomictic breeding system, which can routinely be implemented in breeding and seed production of commercial crop species. To do so, among others the Crispr/Cas9 technique is used. This novel breeding system gives farmers access to affordable, lower-priced seeds of high-yielding plant varieties on smaller acreages and gives all breeders and seed companies access to the new technology. The new business model developed for the use of the new technology creates competitive conditions that have the potential for greater diversification of market participants and the seed market world- wide. An added value with regards to the partly dramatically changes of climate conditions.
An international group with focus on non-coding ribonucleic acids (ncRNAs):
With the start of the activities in 2004, PUNKT practically and organizationally guided an international team of experts in the fields of microbial pathogenicity, RNA biology, biochemistry and computational biology throughout the description process for a European funded project. It has been the time research on Crispr has started in this team. We have developed a project to understand, how the regulatory ncRNAs are integrated into the general network of control of stress responses, host adaptation and bacterial virulence and to identify novel targets for drug design strategies that can be directly applicable for therapeutic purposes to combat bacterial infections. This project in the then young research field of ncRNAs initiated numerous scientific careers and highest endowed prizes.
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Closing the Gaps Funding Application
Prerequisite for Workshop 1 – Funding Application:
Number of Participants: max. 3 representing key disciplines essential in the project.
Workshop 1 – Funding Application (one half or full day, depending the level of gaps)
Results workshop 1 - Funding Application:
After Workshop 1 you are requested to evaluate the interest of the partners of your wish list for your project idea in a first email.
Note: This step might be time consuming, in particular, if your project requires expertise not existing in your network.
Virtual Meetings with potential partners:
Results of all virtual meetings:
Note: Now it is your turn to invite the assembled partners to participate in the project as well as to get the partners’ agreement that PUNKT is leading the project and funding application development process.
Fine-tuning Project Plan
Number of Participants Workshop 2: The number of project participants, which is in most of the projects around 8 to 12 organizations, represented by researchers and developers.
Workshop 2 – Funding Application (one or two full-days, depending the level of project complexity and number of partners)
Results Workshop 2 – Funding Application:
Writing Funding Application
Project Management & Contribution to Content
Note: PUNKT offers to be project partner for administration management.
A well-conceived and eligible funding application describing your innovative project.