The PNO Group, established in 1984, is Europe’s largest independent Grants and Innovation Management advisory, providing support services to private and public organizations in innovation processes, technology transfer and funding for research, development & innovation. PNO is made up of a pool of around 250 professionals across 6 Member States including scientists, engineers, consultants, a Brussels policy advisory service, as well as financial and legal experts. The growth of the company can be attributed to a unique combination of services, based on profound insight in research, innovation and funding strategies, up-to-date knowledge and 30 years of expertise with more than 500 funding programmes in most EU countries. The company has the proven capability to link innovation suppliers and adopters from a unique Europe- wide client network in multiple sectors, using advanced methodologies and proprietary on-line networking. PNO has its own community building, management and dissemination tools, the core one being Innovation Place© www.innovationplace.eu. PNO supports over 2,000 clients throughout Europe, annually developing over 120 European consortia projects and fostering their successful implementation in many technology domains through management, technology intelligence, innovation services, exploitation and dissemination services.