3d Impact supported over 400 Research and Innovation Projects


Roy Pennings participating in a panel discussion with the then-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 21 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 below to see a selection of the EU research and innovation projects that we were 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: Horizon Europe, H2020, 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), ECSEL Joint Undertaking (now: KDT JU), TEN-t (Transport/Mobility projects), Interreg, ESF, LifeLong Learning Programme (Leonardo), CIP, EIB Project Loans, HEALTH, MEDIA, TWINNING, EIT-KIC, EUROSTARS.

3d Impact is currently engaged in several Horizon Europe grant proposals.



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 73 partner organisations) has developed next generation safety, security and privacy reference architectures and common elements  for the automotive sector and for medical, railway and aerospace applications. The achieved technical results help OEMs, Tier1 and Tier2 companies to further develop and enhance the trustworthiness of future European autonomous transportation and medical uses. In September 2021 the project finalised its activities with a cycle of live ''on-road' demonstrators to validate how external interference from hacking, firmware update errors or vehicle maintenance faults are detected and mitigated. An integrated video presentation of all Demos and underlying technologies is on the SECREDAS website. The SECREDAS project officially ended in October 2021 with a successful project review by the European Commission and 4 external reviewers. In their words: “We have a positive impression of the project. We see a good evolution and technical advancement for the community. The project has achieved good individual results and showed them in a multitude of demonstrators. The standardisation work and the dissemination efforts to the public are much appreciated”.