who we are

PNO Consultants Limited are the UK operation of the PNO Group – Europe’s largest innovation and funding consultancy. From our UK offices in Manchester and Oxford we support start-ups, established SME’s, large enterprises and universities across all research disciplines and sectors, with extensive experience of all principal national and European funding programmes. This includes schemes managed by Grantor Bodies such as Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as well as European programmes such as Horizon 2020 (look at a selection of key schemes in which we specialise).

PNO UK team


Our service model covers the entire grant acquisition process from the identification of funding opportunities to support project ideas and company activities, to a comprehensive but flexible writing service that includes full writing of a grant application, through to peer review guidance as well as support in the post award reporting process, to ensure that the full draw down of a grant is achieved once an individual project is underway. PNO is also a leading supplier of services to help companies across the innovation process which includes project management, technology intelligence, the writing of business plans and guidance in technology exploitation. With an extensive client base throughout the UK and the wider EU, PNO can also help with finding suitable collaborative partners including linking innovators with technology adopters as well as helping you to identify potential R&D initiatives led by others where your participation could be of interest.

Success rate

Each year in the UK alone we are responsible for the submission of more than 100 funding applications. Through careful project selection and key insight into how a project should be best positioned, we consistently achieve an average success rate of more than 78% for UK National schemes and 42% for EU programmes.


Our people are the heart of our company. They are not just experts in their field; they are specialists dedicated to contributing to the challenges facing our society. They use their passion to bolster innovation, provide strategic advice, and write proposals. PNO’s consultants practice innovation in action. Want to join us? Have a look at our vacancies.