Innovation Enablers

DRIAD is an international consultancy offering innovative companies bespoke collaborative to bring their ideas to life.

Over the last 6 years, we have supported more than 170 high-tech start-ups and SMEs across a wide range of sectors and raised more than £62 million through diverse funding instruments.

Our Services

360° Business

Strategic funding advice

Networking support

Project Management

Bid Writing

Grant search

Eligibility checks

Application writing

Bid Reviewing

Expert advice

Commented reviews

Rigorous analysis


Business Plan

Project Structuration

Market Research

360° Business Support

We help you identify the best funding opportunities available over 6 to 12 months, define and design your business plan, help you connect and network with relevant partners and investors, and offer support to manage your project to completion.

Customer journey

“DRIAD was the perfect sounding board to validate our funding options.When the health crisis hit, ActiveCell pivoted to respond to COVID-19, and DRIAD’s support in highlighting new funding possibilities in line with our new direction was crucial. DRIAD helped us to formulate our business case accompanying applications, and the whole process of writing a grant with their help, allowing us to focus more on the business specifics.”

Steve Hammond

CTO and Co-founder, ActiveCell Technologies

Our offer:

We offer three levels of business support.

Basic supportGrant expertsFunding experts
Bespoke grant watchXXX
Reviewing of applicationXXX
Post-assessment feedbackXXX
Initial 360° diagnosticXXX
Support with equity fundingX
Business plan support30% discountX

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Bid Writing

We help you find the most relevant competition for your project, assist in structuring your project – making sure it is in line with the competition’s scope and eligibility – and write the full content of the application.

Customer journey


Initial discussion and
identify opportunities 


Reviewing process and
collaborative set up 


Argumentative wireframe

D – 1 WEEK

Full application draft


DRIAD uploads and submits
application in your name 


Due diligence process

DRIAD´s expertise was crucial in the success of our application. We managed to secure a large Innovate UK grant and are now able to develop something totally new to the market – enabling us to take steps towards our big vision. Vivien and his team gave valuable advice regarding the focus, scope, budgeting and structuring the project. They did not only help us write the document, but the process we went through with them helped us to create a solid project strategy. 

Tiia Sammallahti

CEO and Founder, whatimpact

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Bid Reviewing

With our knowledge and experience of innovation grant funding, we offer a commented review of your application to help you make sure it is structured as requested by competitions, and in line with assessors’ expectations.

“We engaged with Driad to proofread a Horizon 2020 grant application. Vivien and his expert team provided a very thorough and honest analysis of our grant application; not only pointing out the weaknesses, but giving examples and specific guidance in how to make improvements. The follow-up call enhanced the service, with detailed discussions leaving no stone unturned. With their help we were able to draft an application that is more attractive to reviewers, and increases our chances of success.”

Scott Stephenson

Principal Research Scientist, AECOM

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We work with you to structure your Research and Development pathway, bringing expert advice on a variety of tailored elements such as: 

Business models

Business plans

Project management

Market research

Prior art research

Dissemination and route to market plans

Networking and partnerships

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