“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster”– Sun Tzu
Market analyses and landscaping
The basis for effective growth in any sector, but especially in the Life Sciences, is to understand your position in the landscape of customers and competitors. A thorough understanding of your company’s position is key to know how to reach your strategic dot on the horizon.
We can provide you with a clear view of your landscape by making use of our well-established methods for market landscaping, competitor identification and Key Opinion Leader analyses.
Based upon our mixed methods approach to both qualitatively and quantitatively address these issues, we assist you in gaining more insight into the innovation barriers, patient needs, critical success factors, intellectual property strategies, business model approaches and developmental stage-gates for your sector.
Setting the course
“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else” – Yogi Berra
Together we will identify the path to your success, within specific projects and throughout the portfolio of synergistic activities that form the building blocks of your innovation.
We will deliver what is needed, be it lively brainstorm sessions, a solid business case, a strategic business plan or a compelling vision document. What counts is that you will know what you need and where you are going, and so do your stakeholders.
Paving the path
"A goal without a plan is just a wish" - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Strategic funding plan
The funding for the growth of innovations in the Health and Life Sciences comes from a complex mix of equity investments and non-dilutive funding instruments.
We know which funding instruments and strategies are best fitted for each development step. Based on your product development needs and vision for the future, together we will determine the most appropriate funding strategy for your company, now, the coming year and in the future.
This strategic funding plan allows you to select future funding instruments in an early stage, stay on top of your financial requirements and obtain a financial multiplier on investments made.
Do you want to learn how to optimize the use of different funding instruments for your information?
We can establish a tailor-made funding plan for your innovation.
FUELING YOUR GROWTH
Securing dilutive and non-dilutive funding
Optimizing non-dilutive funding
At FFUND, we believe that the process of applying for funding should deliver at least three outcomes. A sound proposal of high quality with an optimal chance of approval. Advanced insights in your project and next development steps as preparation for the future. And the great excitement that comes from innovative thinking and collaboration. To achieve these outcomes, we work in close collaboration with you by functioning as a sounding board for your ideas and by providing input on how to bring your next steps together into a coherent proposal. We will ask the tough questions to clear up any ambiguities and spot the innovative strengths, ultimately leading to a superior proposal and to explicit insight into your next development steps.
Are you ready to fuel your growth via non-dilutive funding?
We are looking forward to working with you.
Securing Dilutive Funding
In order to secure dilutive funding, it is vital to first understand which type of investor is needed, such as an angel investor, a seed fund or a venture capitalist. For each growth phase, type of development and business, a different type of investor is best fitted to meet a company’s demands. And each type of investor requires a different approach and specific tone of voice in the investment proposition.
Our team has prepared numerous business plans and investment propositions, but also has extensive experience in evaluating business proposals from an investor perspective. This allows us to combine ‘the best of both worlds’. We will support you towards building an optimal investment proposition and securing the financing for your next growth phase.
Do you want to secure an investment for your next growth phase?
Contact us to learn more about how we can support you in this process.
Ensuring Impact in Exploitation and Dissemination
FFUND combines a thorough and proactive service with the most recent insights from the scientific literature on supporting and stimulating innovation in the Health and Life Sciences. We provide you with an evidence-based approach to innovation, based on our business experience and continuous academic work on innovation in the Life Sciences. With this expertise we can help you gain a thorough understanding and description of the full value chain, which is a valuable distinguishing aspect of impact paragraphs in grant applications.
We provide you access to our proprietary practice-based and scientifically peer-reviewed innovation tools. Tools that match your demand can be directly implemented in the impact paragraphs of your projects and business.
Are you looking for an SME to ensure impact in exploitation and dissemination?
Contact us to start our collaboration.
Staying in control
Administrative and financial support
Avoiding the risks and hassles of grants and subsidies
We understand which risks and hassles accompany the management of subsidies and grants. Once a subsidy is granted, we can help you set up a thorough administration system that allows you to minimize the risks of funding gaps and avoid unaddressed reporting requirements.
We will provide you with advice on how to use the templates necessary for reporting, discuss any issues with the subsidy provider, and coordinate the logistics of reporting.
Modulating your funding in your financial planning
After you've secured dilutive and/or non-dilutive funds, efficient and correct reporting is of vital importance. We can modulate any acquired funds in your financial planning, providing you not only the fuel for your growth, but also the steering wheel to stay in control of where you are going.
Together we will identify potential financial gaps and provide advice on how to optimize grants, address funding gaps and eliminate unpleasant suprises. Together with our dedicated accountancy partner we provide you with a modular system thatn can be as high-tech - with automatic links between the different components - or as low-tech as suits your needs.