Company Sector: Health and Life Sciences
Face-to-face Training Duration: 1 day
Training Package: Face-to-face session, webinars, phone support, expert training, practical grant writing examples
Roche Diagnostics Limited is a pioneer in healthcare committed to improving lives since the company was founded in 1896. Today, Roche creates innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help millions of patients globally. Roche is the frontrunner in personalised healthcare as one of the first companies to bring targeted treatments to patients.
A specialist team created within the Roche Group and based in the UK Head Office was assembled to look at leveraging R&D investment with external funding opportunities. This team has extensive experience in the biotech sector and its members have worked on some of the most innovative projects the company has been involved in. This team set themselves the target of supplementing their R&D investment with UK and International R&D Grant Funding – both to secure additional investment and to work collaboratively with new partners on a global scale. Team Leader, Amanda Matse-Orere, put out an RFP inviting the UKs most experience grant writing consultancies to tender for a training and support package to give her team the best chance of success.
Attendees on the training course were very positive overall, with 65% now feeling confident in writing grant applications on their own (up from 10% pre-training). Significant clarity was bought to understanding the scope of the various funds – a key concern of over 50% of the team before the training.
“The morning workshops were very interesting. From a team perspective, it was also useful to exchange among ourselves on specific plans and feedback, considering that the team is split across different locations. I appreciated Granted’s flexibility to answer our questions, alongside the scheduled workshops” – Roche Diagnostics Limited.