Did you know: The EU, governments, states and others provide funding as grants for research and development (R&D). The best thing about this is that, unlike loans or other borrowed capital, you do not have to repay such grants and you do not have to give up any company shares.

fundsbuero supports you in acquiring such grants for your R&D project with a focus on environment protection, mitigation of the climate change and sustainability.

We tailor the type and scope of our services to your needs: In addition to general advice on current funding programs and calls, we support you in the scientific-technical and funding policy-related adjustment of your project, in connecting you with potential cooperation partners and in the project coordination. We will also love to prepare a complete draft of your proposal (ghostwriting).

Together we achieve the best chances for the funding of your R&D project.


We all have responsibility.

For our children and all future generations. For our companies, institutes and employees. For our future and that of our planet.

Together with innovative partners, we want to live up to this responsibility.

Do you have ideas for making our planet or your company's processes and products more environmentally sound and sustainable? Do you need additional capital or more researchers to carry out the research and development needed to implement them? Then we are the right partner for designing your work program, connect you with cooperation partners and elaborate concepts for your funding proposals.


In order to create the best chances for funding your R&D project, we offer tailor-made solutions according to your needs. In addition to the classic funding advice on funding instruments, programs and calls, we offer to adjust and improve your project strategically and scientifically, to support you in finding cooperation partners and to work out complete proposal drafts with you.

Setting the basis

  • Funding policy and strategic adjustments of the project's objectives
  • Finding an appropriate call or funding program
  • Alignment of the project goals to the funding program

Improvement of the project idea

  • Evaluation of the project idea incl. content-related research

  • Suggestions/discussion of scientific extension possibilities

  • Communication to the policy services

  • Suggestions / discussions / connecting with potential cooperation partners

  • Estimation of the necessary resources for performing the R&D project
  • Preparation of a roadmap for the proposal preparation

Tailored services

  • Preparation of a proposal draft (ghostwriting)

  • Coordination of proposal preparation with multiple project partners

  • Innovation workshops, idea competitions
  • and more


We have strong skills in natural and engineering sciences as well as proposal preparation and funding acquisition. This is complemented with our outstanding team of consultants from research and industry.

Combined with your specialized knowledge, we create the best chances of obtaining funding for your R&D project.

Our scientific

Our interdisciplinary technical expertise ranges from chemistry to materials science, biology and engineering.

Important cross-cutting topics are sustainability, environment and climate protection.

As a result, we can provide your company or research institute with in-depth scientific advice and support you in adjusting the work program. Furthermore, you will benefit from our broad network of potential cooperation partners.


  • Cellulose chemistry
  • Lignin chemistry
  • Biogenic polymers
  • Fiber functionalization
  • Paper functionalization
  • Dispersion paints
  • Surface chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Catalysis


  • Biobased composites
  • Biobased bulk materials
  • Paper coatings
  • Barrier coatings
  • Packaging
  • Printability
  • Paper/pulp
  • Wood


  • Molecular biology
  • Nature protection
  • Species Conservation
  • Marine and limnic ecosystems
  • Next-generation sequencing


  • Microsystems technology
  • Paper manufacturing
  • Circular economy
  • Recycling
  • De-inking


  • Biodegradability
  • Recyclability
  • Environmental analysis
  • Air monitoring

funding and R&D grant

We already have a strong expertise in applying for and implementing R&D projects and are familiar with a variety of funding grants. Examples can be found at all levels:

  • EU: Horizon Europe (HEU),
  • National (BMBF, BMEL/FNR, BMWi, ZIM, IGF),
  • State (e.g. Hessian Excellence Initiative "LOEWE")
  • and others (DFG, INFOR (VDP), DBU, Stiftung Mercator, FIF (TUDa)).

Together with you, we will of course also be happy to apply for funding in all other formats.

Managing Director Dr. Trosien guarantees you service of the highest quality, full transparency and absolute confidentiality.

Dr. Simon Trosien has been intensively involved in science management and the acquisition of funding for research and development for the past 10 years. Therefore, he has been involved in several large interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborative projects, in many of them as coordinator. Among others, he has contributed significantly to the successful application of DFG CRCs, FOR, large joint research projects of the EU/EC, the BMWi, the BMEL and the Hessian Excellence Initiative "LOEWE", whereby double-digit million amounts were acquired - more than 9 million EUR as managing director of fundsbuero in the last three years.
Scientifically, Dr. Trosien has strong expertise in lignin and cellulose chemistry, paper and fiber functionalization, organic chemistry, surface chemistry, bio-based materials, coatings, chemical analysis and surface analysis (Publications on Google Schoolar).
Personally, Dr. Trosien provides very good planning skills, an always clear overview of all pending tasks, including prioritizations, and maximum reliability.

Dr. Simon Trosien on LinkedIn
Dr. Simon Trosien on Google Scholar

  • „We asked him for a panic action: 2 months for a 30-40 party EU proposal from screech till delivery - so a kind of mission impossible! And we got it in time, organized in outline and content - and in an impressive quality.
    He is a genius in text and structure - what else can you expect?“

  • „Gemeinsam mit Simon Trosien haben wir in kurzer Zeit einen großen Verbundantrag entwickelt. Die Zusammenarbeit mit ihm war herausragend! Simon hat eine extrem schnelle Auffassungsgabe; das Absorbierte „übersetzt“ er mit der erforderlichen Virtuosität und Kreativität - fast gar in Echtzeit - in einen Antragstext von enormer Qualität.
    Beim Versuch seinem Text den letzten Feinschliff zu geben musste ich feststellen, dass ich den Antrag nur verschlechtern würde! Beim nächsten großen Antrag wird Simon mein erster Ansprechpartner sein!“

  • „Simon, you are a real pro!“

  • „Wir haben mit Simon einen Innovationsantrag geschrieben. Er hat uns überaus kompetent und professionell beraten und unterstützt. Simon hat Arbeitsspitzen souverän gemanagt, wodurch wir mit seiner Hilfe den Antrag in kürzester Zeit bearbeiten und einreichen konnten. Danke Simon, jederzeit wieder!

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