3d Impact supported over 350 Research and Innovation Projects


Roy Pennings in panel discussion with EC Director-General for Research Robert-Jan Smits during the February 2016 ScienceBusiness conference on the mid-term evaluation of H2020.

3d Impact has over 20 years of experience in innovation management and fundraising. Over 400 EU research & innovation projects were supported through brainstorming sessions, concept-development, consortium-creation, proposal writing, proposal reviews and project implementation support.

Over the past years, a large number of academic and industrial organisations (corporates as well as SMEs) have used this expertise to make decisions on growth strategies in the context of European innovation policy and funding support. Please click on the LinkedIn Logo to see a selection of the EU research and innovation projects that Roy was actively involved in during their development, writing and/or management phases.

The projects - funded through different EU programmes - range from fundamental science in physics, chemistry, earth sciences, medicine and linguistics to innovations in sustainable energy (wind, solar, thermal), transportation and EU cultural identity. EU funding programmes in which proposal writing or project management support was provided to support clients include: H2020 (incl. ERC and SME-Instrument), FP7, FP6, COST, LIFE/LIFE+, EEPR and NER300 (11 supported proposals; 6 funded projects covering total investment of €1,1 Billion), TEN-e/CEF  (energy projects), TEN-t (Transport/Mobility projects), Interreg, ESF, LifeLong Learning Programme (Leonardo), CIP, EIB Project Loans, HEALTH, MEDIA, TWINNING, KIC (via EIT), EUROSTARS.

Preparations are ongoing for the start of the Horizon Europe programme in 2021, as well as the first Call round of the so-called Innovation Fund. This programme is a successor to NER300 and will be one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies.



Following a project coordinatorship of the H2020 European Spallation Source "BrightnESS" project in Sweden, Roy Pennings is currently (on in-house consultancy basis) the overall operational project coordinator of the H2020-ECSEL SECREDAS project. The project consortium (overall budget of over €51 Million and 701partner organisations) is developing next generation safety, security and privacy reference architectures and common elements  for the automotive sector and for medical, railway and aerospace applications. The technical results will help OEMs, Tier1 and Tier2 companies to further develop and enhance the trustworthiness of future European autonomous transportation and medical uses. The project will run until May 2021.