PNO Consultants

PNO Consultants, a wholly owned company of the PNO Group, is Europe’s largest independent public funding and innovation consultancy with 30 years of hands-on expertise with more than 500 funding programmes in most EU countries, annually raising approximately 1 Billion Euro for its clients.

Created in 1985, PNO Consultants is a high growth knowledge-intensive company, supporting over 2.000 clients throughout Europe, annually developing over 250 European consortia. PNO Consultants has presence in 12 European countries, employing around 250 people in western Europe alone.   

PNO Consultants “Innovation Management” services delivers high quality support to large sized companies, SMEs, Universities, Research Institutes, Associations and clusters in the full cycle of the innovation process, including:  

  • Analyzing, defining and planning innovation processes; 
  • Building innovation networks, partnerships and projects; 
  • Managing Projects and driving innovation.


PNO Consultants has a strong client base and track record in the interlinked chemical industry, biotech and ecoinnovation sectors, with a particular insight in EU policies and programmes, as well as innovation and funding projects and programmes in 12 European countries.  As a partner in multiple EU-funded (including FP7 and Horizon 2020) projects and several commercial assignments, PNO Consultants fully qualifies as a relevant and positive long-term stakeholder within the European BioEconomy panorama. For example, PNO Consultants is an active partner in the BBI JU project FARMYNG. In addition to that, PNO Consultants is involved as advisor in roadmap development for the chemical industry towards Public Private Partnership Programmes in HORIZON 2020 with an important focus on industrial biotech. 

Role in the project:

PNO Consultants will be in charge of the main tasks of WP8 regarding exploitation plan and actions and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues. PNO will also identify the most important stakeholder groups within and around the SCALE value chains and assess their position towards the project’s results to set up engagement strategies.