Business Plans

In many EU programmes it is a prerequisite to present along with the application form a business plan or a feasibility study. Thus our team has developed a relevant expertise in this field, having prepared more than 60 business/feasibility plans in the past 4 years. Besides utilising these plans for the obtainment of EU funding, many clients present them to financial institutions in order to receive approval for business loans. Our Head of the Business Consulting department has more than 35 years of experience in the banking and financial sector and can thus provide valuable advice and expert consulting services to people interested to start their own company or develop and grow their existing company and need to calculate in detail this future plan in financial and accounting terms. Our Business Consulting team follows the template of business plans provided by the University of Cambridge. This is a comprehensive 30-page plan for the development of a new or an existing company, covering a narrative and a financial part.

EU Funding

With a dedicated team of expert project managers, proposal writers, and financial managers, GrantXpert Consulting Ltd specialises in securing and implementing EU grants for a wide range of projects. Our focus areas include entrepreneurship education start-up mentoring and business consulting, digital skills development, soft skills development, STEM education, business development and growth for SMEs, economic and social inclusion.

Since our establishment in 2009, GrantXpert has successfully implemented more than 100 projects funded by prestigious national and EU programmes, such as Erasmus+, FP7, Horizon 2020, EEA & Norway Grants, RIF, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Digital Europe, and EIT. We pride ourselves on our successful track record of delivering impactful projects that make a real difference. A number of EU funded projects that we coordinated have been selected as best practices/success stories at national and EU level (SCIENT, EAGLES, ENTRANCE, HOPEs, etc.). 

Navigating the numerous funding opportunities offered by the European Commission can be a challenging and time-consuming task. We understand the challenges associated with securing grants in the highly competitive landscape of EU funding. That's where GrantXpert comes in.

Our team of skilled proposal writers possesses deep expertise in identifying EU calls of interest, understanding the specific requirements and eligibility conditions of each call, building and coordinating consortia, and writing compelling proposals, while our financial managers develop and finetune the budgets per partner.

By partnering with GrantXpert, you can gain advantage of our experience in proposal writing and project management and gain access to our extensive network of over 1,000 organizations across 27 different countries in Europe and beyond. This allows us to bring additional partners with the required expertise to form a robust consortium for your project and we can handle the development of your consortia from the initial stage of forming the project idea until the submission of the proposal.

As an experienced partner in EU-funded projects, GrantXpert Consulting offers a wide range of activities, including:

o We usually lead the work package related to dissemination and communication. Our team includes a Communications and Social Media Manager, who is also experienced in event organization and management.

o During the past 14 years we’ve helped design more than 50 training programmes, develop training materials and set up training workshops and seminars as part of EU-funded projects.

o We gained a lot of experience over the past 8 years in leading the work package focusing on quality assurance, internal and external evaluation. 

o Our team has developed an expertise in this field, having prepared more than 60 business plans and/or feasibility plans in the past 8 years, which we tailor to any sector of interest. This service is provided both for start-ups and for existing companies.

o As we have directly coordinated many EU-Funded projects, our experienced project managers and financial managers offer their support to other Project Coordinators with the administrative and financial management of their awarded project.

o We can create exploitation and commercialisation plans and effective go-to- market strategies.

o Development of clusters with other projects or initiatives working on similar topics, at national and EU level, that aim to organise joint activities and exchange experience and knowledge during the project’s implementation phase to maximise impact. 


GrantXpert provides customised training seminars to Cypriot organisations (Research Centres, Universities, SMEs, NGOs, etc) and to individuals who are interested to learn more about EU funding opportunities. Our seminars are distinguished due to the fact that we present complicated legal terms and the so called Brussels terminology in an easy to understand way, using simplified language. Also we always present the advantages and disadvantages of each programme, so that the client is fully aware of all aspects relating to each programme.

Project Management

Once our proposal is successful, we make sure that all involved partners and clients handle the project in accordance to the programme administrative and financial rules, following closely the project’s time framework and deliverables’ schedule. This ensures that our clients and partners receive the whole amount of money that they have been approved of. This is something that adds great value to our services, since many organisations struggle with financial management since the so called “Brussels” language and the complex financial rules make it hard for newcomers to comprehend and at the same time implement all that is required from them. Thus GrantXpert guides its clients and partners throughout the project duration on all logistics, administrative and financial issues, until the final payment of the grant is settled.

In the past 3 years our company has hired an expert financial manager who handles the financial administration of all projects at local and EU level and since then we have had 100% absorption rate for both our company and our clients/partners. This is a key advantage that differentiates our company from other EU consulting companies.

GrantXpert has also developed an expertise as the dissemination partner of large EU funded projects, handling the communication and awareness activities that take place throughout the project duration. To this end, GrantXpert utilises both traditional and new media to achieve its purpose of making the projects that the company is involved in well known to the general public and to targeted stakeholder groups.


GrantXpert staff includes post-doctoral and doctoral students who are very experienced in implementing funded research projects in diverse areas, with a main emphasis in areas like entrepreneurship education, SME competitiveness, employability and entrepreneurial skills, leadership skills, etc.

EU Partnerships

In order for EU proposals to be successful, consortiums of partners are necessary in many EU funding programmes, either as an obligatory requirement of the programme or a suggested condition to have more chances of having your proposal approved. Through the past 10 years,

GrantXpert has developed a wide professional network of partners from diverse areas, including universities, NGOs, research centres, consulting and training companies, SMEs, municipalities, etc. Thus our clients trust us that we will not only handle the proposal writing part but we will develop the right consortium of partners for each Call. Currently our network of EU partners consists of more than 100 organisations coming from more than 15 EU countries and this is enriched on a continuous basis.

Stages of Services

GrantXpert is a one-stop shop for EU funding programmes. We provide comprehensive services throughout the project cycle, starting from informing interested people and organisations about the available EU programmes and completing our work by making sure our client has received in full the final payment by the relevant authority.