Short Application Proposal Writing by Award Winning Agency

The short application consists of three elements:

(i) 5 page application
(ii) 10 page pitch deck
(iii) 3 minute video

RedKnight can offer bid-development and writing support with the 5 page application and 10 page pitch deck. You will need to provide the 3 minute video. RedKnight can also arrange the submission of the short application.

The Process:

We will arrange a NDA so you are able to share with us all of the relevant documentation to understand your technology (e.g. business plan, pitch deck, marketing brochure, business model canvas etc.).

We will take some time (around 1 week) to digest this information and do some of our own research.

Following this, we try to follow a 3 cycle approach:

Step 1 - We arrange a project scoping session to go through the application template and plug any gaps which exist between the information you have provided and what the application asks. We then aim to prepare a first draft within 2 weeks of this meeting. We then send this to you for review.

Step 2 - We arrange a 2nd meeting to go through your feedback and agree on what amendments are required. We then aim to prepare this "optimised version" within 2 weeks of the 2nd meeting.

Step 3 - We send you the "semi-final" version for final review. By this point the application should be looking almost finished, with some final minor tweaks and formatting to take place. Following your sign off, we then look to prepare the submission via the Participant Portal.

Depending on the amount of information you have and the level of research we need to perform ourselves, the standard timeframe from start to finish is between 4 and 6 weeks.

RedKnight operates a mixed model costing structure whereby there is a fixed fee for the bid-writing, development and submission, and a success fee if the grant is secured.

For the short application, our fixed fee for the bid-writing, development and submission is £3,600 (+ VAT where applicable). We estimate the short application and pitch deck will take 10 days to complete, hence how the daily rate has been calculated (£360) and subsequently converted into US dollars ($500). As there is no funding associated with the short application stage, there is no success fee.

Introduction: WHAT WE DO? RedKnight works with tech-based start-ups and SMEs, helping them secure the grant funding they require to develop their innovative products, processes and services. Our 5 core services include expert bid writing, application reviews, staff development training, project management and accessing the UK Governments R&D Tax Relief and Patent Box schemes. WHY CHOOSE US? Our team of specialists have over 50 years' combined experience working with over 150 organisations and accessing more than £50m of grant funding.
Professional Type: Consulting Company
EIC Accelerator
Professional Expertise (Years): 40
Number of Applications Submitted: 150
Success Rate (%): 42.0
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