GrantXpert Consulting, Cyprus
GrantXpert Consulting is a Cypriot-based SME, with extensive expertise in providing training and consulting services to local organisations for European and nationally funded programmes. The company was formed in 2009, following the obtainment of a start-up grant by the nationally programme “New women entrepreneurs”. The proposal was ranked first out of 151 proposals. In the past 5 years GrantXpert has helped a number of Cypriot organisations to receive more than 6.3 million EUR from funded programmes.
GrantXpert was the applicant of the Knowledge Alliances’ project entitled “SCIENT: A European University-Business Alliance aiming to foster young SCIEntists’ ENTrepreneurial spirit” with a total budget of 1 mln EUR. Also GrantXpert is the applicant and project coordinator of the Strategic Partnerships project entitled “ICT ENTREPRENEUR: A European University-Business Alliance aiming to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of ICT students” with a total budget of 250,000 EUR.
GrantXpert currently employs 7 people, with more than 10 years of working experience in EU-funding projects (FP7, Leonardo ToI and Mobility, Comenius Multilateral Projects, LIFE+, DAPHNE, Europe for Citizens).
GrantXpert has developed research expertise in the:
a) development of innovation and creativity skills for university students,
b) development of knowledge alliances between academia and industry,
c) enhancement of women and youth entrepreneurship,
d) growth of SMEs’ competitiveness,
e) enhancement of employability skills of youth,
f) development of entrepreneurship programmes.