Impact Funding Europe

Enabling Smart & Climate Neutral Collaborative Impact Projects

by securing EU Grant Funding
Impact Funding Europe

Funding a sustainable future

Impact Funding Europe

Funding a sustainable future

Impact Funding Europe

Funding a sustainable future

We believe that a climate friendly, decarbonised world is a genuine opportunity for mankind. Thus we bring people and organisations together who bring up ideas, deliver cutting edge technology and are committed to make this vision true.

We develop successful EU Grant Funding Applications for Consortiums responding to EU Challenges. The core focus areas of IFE are: 1) Smart, 2) Digital, and 3) Climate Neutral projects that involve organisations from multiple EU countries coming together to access EU Grant Funding.

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Our Services:

The IFE team works with ambitious organisations seeking to form winning collaborations to secure EU grant funding for smart, digital and climate neutral projects.
We offer an end-to-end European Grant Writing service for our clients.

Project Ideation

Creating amazing concepts

Proposal Writing

Developing winning bids

Consortium Building

Connecting inspiring partners

Administration managment

Ensuring smooth compliance

Fund Matching

Identifying EU grands

Project Success

Managing project kick-off

Our community

We cooperate with SMEs, research institutes, city and regional authorities, not-for-profits and citizen groups.

Innovative SMEs

Developing cutting-edge technology

Research Institutions

Operating at the forefront of research

City & Regional Authorities

Seeking to work collaboratively to improve the lives of citizens


Organising and scaling the rollout of Smart, Digital & Climate Neutral solutions across the EU

Citizen Groups

Ensuring the needs and concerns of everyday people are represented

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Sophie Glaser-Deruelle

Senior Consultant

Sophie is a mission-driven, analytic, and reliable consultant. Her focus is on the development of projects, and writing public funding bids and grant proposals for R&D. She holds an MA in International Relations and European Studies and has a strong background in SME development and enabling SMEs and Start-ups to access markets and funding. Sophie has over 10 years of experience in EU funding and project implementation including international project development, tender and funding proposal writing, policy development, implementation, and project management. At IFE, Sophie is a Senior Consultant and Project Development expert. She aids companies in defining their R&D needs and aligning them to calls, this includes ideation and development of projects, consortium building and writing proposals for EU funding.

Olaf Gerd Gemein


Olaf is an entrepreneur since more than 35 years.

Peter Schottes

Eisenschmidt Consulting

Peter holds a PhD in nature science (climate impact research), worked as a project manager for software development and as a freelance consultant. He is managing director and shareholder of Eisenschmidt Consulting Crew in Kiel, Germany. He is a specialist in transformation projects and works as a sparring partner for top executives. His focus in on strategy development, digital transformation and concept development. Peter is active as advisor for StartUps and Angel investor. At IFE he overlooks the entire process of community building, stakeholder management and is also responsible for the project kick-offs.

Alex Chalkley


Alex has a BSc in Mathematics, Economics & Computing and has already built a market-leading R&D Funding Consultancy in the UK from 2009 to 2019. Alex has developed funding bids, mainly in the form of R&D Grant Applications, that have secured over €60m for clients operating at the forefront of technology innovation. Venturenomix, focuses on supporting Impact Ventures by offering specialist funding related consultancy services to ambitious people seeking funding for good projects. At IFE, Alex is Managing Director and responsible for all aspects of the business, in particular recruiting, mentoring and adding value to the EU Grant Writing Consultants working on multi-million Euro EU Grant Applications.

Smart City

Including Smart Country, Smart Region and Smart Campus projects.

Recent Projects

Green Deal

Including Renewable Energy, Energy Market and Energy Storage.

Recent Projects

Open Data

Including Open Data Spaces, Interoperability and International Data Standards.

Recent Projects


Including Low Carbon Transport, eMobility and Intelligent Systems.

Recent Projects

Farm to Fork

Including Smart Agri-technology, Digital Twins and IoT sensors. You can contribute to our current projects in the use of AI in accelerating the transition to low carbon agriculture.

Recent Projects