Innovation is seeing what everyone has seen but thinking what no one has thought.Szent-Györgyi Albert
Recognizing the gap between end-users (the market) and research and innovation actions, founded by a family with a vision to provide a safe, secure and sustainable future for our children via responsible research, innovation and development actions, the Székely Family & Company Ltd. based in Budapest, Hungary, supports its partners through its network by trainings, proposal writing, fundraising, consortium building, joint projects or provides external, complementing services to already running projects and programs.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.Aristotle
Our aim is to build an inclusive innovation community, including individual innovators, end-users, researchers, innovative companies, investors and large enterprises. We believe that this community can develop into a lean, resilient, effective and successful innovation ecosystem. Through subscription, members of our community gain exclusive access to our training materials, webinars, consulting support, our internal virtual marketplace and receive special discounts on our other services.
Our Products and Services
There is a single light of science and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.Isaac Asimov
Our monthly subscribers become part of our community and receive access to support, knowledge, resources and possibilities they never experienced before. Our community members receive free access to our training materials and free webinar attendance. Subscribers will be invited to our private discussion groups as well, where we share important information on relevant calls and other funding opportunities, key legal and other regulatory changes, including contract templates. In addition to that, training, consulting, proposal writing, planning, tendering, procurement advice or just providing our telco system for a call, are available as options. Moreover, we connect potential partners and perform due diligence, making sure all participating members achieve their goals in the partnership. We actively support sustainability movements and actions within our community.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.Lao Tzu
Our members will gain free access to our e-learning system where we continuously upload training in research, innovation, technology transfer, project management, business development, proposal writing, data protection, academic and business English language courses and other soft skills. Training includes webinars and flipped classroom where our students can hone their skills online in both English and Hungarian. You can also ask us to provide you with a custom training program based on your needs and abilities. Individual coaching for a single action, such as a sales pitch or a final report presentation, can be provided on a case by case basis.
You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails.Monson et al.
We offer our expertise in writing EU Framework Programme, European Space Agency, EUREKA/EUROSTARS and Erasmus+ grant proposals to our community. If your concept is promising and you are a member, we will be happy to write the proposal with you. As a community, we laugh and cry together: you only pay if you win. It is up to your decision how: by involving us in the project and doing it together or by paying a success fee which is five percent of the total grant. We do not charge a success fee for individual scientists or inventors obtaining scholarship grants. Regardless of what you choose, we support you all the way.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.Confucius
There are plenty of fundraising opportunities besides research and innovation grants. Start-up investments, including pre-seed, seed, Series A, Series B and Scale-up phases, social venture capital, socially responsible investment, green funds are within the reach of our community members. Opening doors and bringing the pitch opportunity is our primary task. We can even make the pitch for you and some say we are quite good at it. If the fundraising is successful, we ask for a five percent success fee. For funds raised in pre-seed and seed phases, start-ups only pay the success fee after they achieve Series A funding or had a successful exit (whichever happens first).
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.Native American saying
Usually the hard part starts after you have the seed funding and launch your project. Technical and organizational challenges, end-user outreach, resource optimization, dissemination, protection of intellectual property, privacy, regulatory framework, project management, including contracts, procurements, progress and financial reporting are some of the issues you have to deal with. We think you should focus on your core idea and leave the rest to us. We offer our members full project support by joining their project and performing the tasks they delegate to us. Stronger together, we can increase the chance of success and be more resilient. One important rule: the intellectual property stays with you and with you only, we perform those tasks from the budget as agreed without any further remuneration.
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wage possible.Henry Ford
Using our expertise achieved in space technology transfer projects, we are determined not to leave technologies hidden in the drawers or in the lockers of the laboratories, but to disseminate them to change our world in a responsible and sustainable way. Supporting this process with technology scouting and evaluation, we help draft use case scenarios for our members and search for potential opportunities both for product development as well as for licensing. We do not charge any success fee if the technology is acquired by one or more of our members. We charge a five percent success fee only for technologies that are licensed out of the community.
For special cases
For cases not included in the product and service list above, please request a quotation via the contacts below or send us a message.
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