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Webinar 8th November 2022: Public funding opportunities for 2023 — meet our experts

IMCG joins Spinverse and invites you to a webinar with our knowledgeable speakers from Spinverse and IMCG. In the webinar, we will discuss the upcoming changes in the public funding landscape and share some of our learnings and insights in applying for public funding.


Evolver joins Spinverse as growth partner and new majority owner

Evolver Fund I has on 30 September 2022 acquired a controlling interest in Finnish innovation funding consultancy Spinverse Oy, who recently acquired IMCG International. Evolver joins Spinverse as growth partner and will continue to pursue international growth together with Spinverse management and personnel.


Spinverse Oy acquires Swedish IMCG International AB to extend Nordic leadership in innovation funding consulting

Finnish innovation consulting company Spinverse Oy and Impact Management Consulting Group International AB (IMCG) from Sweden have today announced the merging of their operational activities.


Find your way in Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is a giant investment from the EU commission. Let's take a look on how it is structured and how to find the right calls.

Business development

Financial roadmap – the right way to innovation

Lost in the in a field of financial instruments? IMCG supports organizations develop long-term plans to apply for funding in an optimal way.


Write a winning EIF application

March 2023 is the next deadline for applications for funding from the EU Innovation Fund. This means that it is time to start working on the application. Do you need support? Get help from someone who have already won.


Knowledge sharing for upscaling key in the European Innovation Fund

Your development project is very important for you and the company you work for. But with funding from the EU the project must also show potential for upscaling and replication. Sharing knowledge enables others to do the same, which contributes to Europe achieving its climate goals.

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Data is key for next step in tourism services

Access to data is important for tourism uptake of innovative services. IMCG offers EU support to businesses aiming for this growing destination data market.

Project Management

“Being a project coordinator is all about nagging!” Or is it?

Linnéa Qvirist, project coordinator and project manager at IMCG shares her best advice on how to succeed as a project coordinator - in both small and large projects.

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Innovation projects

Uppsala University Framework Agreement

Uppsala University chooses IMCG as Framework Agreement Supplier for project application, support and education throughout the whole process, favouring a successful financing strategy.

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Energy transition

Earning electric money on your house or building – as simple as Airbnb!

Just owning a house with an energy system makes you a potential flexibility provider, which will be worth money in the flexible smart grid. In the IMCG coordinated Horizon 2020 project FlexiGrid we are developing a blockchain based platform for the flexibility market.


New Executive Agency for Innovation Fund

Infrastructure and Environment executive agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programs. CINEA´s preliminary timeline for next call for proposals for large scale projects in the Innovation Fund program


From Smart Cities to Smart Destinations


Communicate – key activity for high tech companies

Working with several different processes in parallel, and not only focusing on technical development, will create better opportunities for commercialization of an innovation. To reach market impact, communication is keyl Here, social media can be an excellent tool.

Innovation projects

Tinder for EU-projects

IMCG has developed a method placing researchers and companies with the right partners to apply together for the right call. Perfect for the coming Horizon Europe, starting this spring.

Energy transition

One billion euros for breakthrough energy technologies

The European Innovation Fund contributes to greenhouse gas reduction in the EU by helping create the right financial incentives for new investments in the next generation of technologies needed for the EU's low-carbon transition. IMCG have supported in the development of proposals.

Energy transition

IMCG’s largest investment ever supports the energy transition

IMCG leads the Horizon 2020-financed smart grid project FlexiGrid with partners from all over Europe. The effort means a multi-million investment for the company.  
The project develops and demonstrates full scale flexibility markets and solutions. Flexible energy solutions are on the rise, and our customers in the energy and real estate industry see a future sustainable business opportunity, says Magnus Andersson, co-owner, IMCG. 

Business development

What happens to project results when the project ends?

If nothing happens to the project results after the project has ended, there will be no impact. Result owners need to make sure they have a preliminary commercialization plan ready by the time the project is finalized.

Business development

Transformation to sustainable businesses in smart cities

Successful transformation to sustainable solutions is dependent on collaboration between market actors, local policys and EU strategies. IMCG supports early adopters and helps energy utilities and property companies with strategies, business development and impact management.

Innovation Management

Collaboration is the best way to capture business value from IoT

Internet of things (IoT) and connected sensors are here to stay, and we can only speculate about the benefits from these solutions. Sweden have been a world leader in digitalization for a long time. There is much to gain from collaboration projects.

Innovation Management

Love at first sight – but not always an ever lasting love

When you fall in love you see your partner as a flawless human being and when you start a collaborative project it is the same thing. We love our project partners and we believe that the collaborative, friendly spirit will always be there. Is it possible to make sure you will have a fortunate future together?


Smart grid project FlexiGrid energized with new project manager

The IMCG-coordinated EU project FlexiGrid gets a new energy injection by adding business development expert Douglas Almquist, to the team. Douglas takes over as the new project manager. – FlexiGrid is in a good position to create new business opportunities for the energy sector in Europe, he says.

Energy transition

5 tips – How to prepare for a successful project review

Project review – if you are working in an EU project you know exactly what that is. It involves a lot of preparation – you are to condense all work progress done the last 1-1,5 year into a couple of 15-30 minutes presentations. In the meeting room you can feel the tension, engagement, excitement and adrenaline of all participants - even when the review is held online.

Impact management

Unique funding for carbon capture – Billions from the EU to industry

The European Innovation Fund provides a new opportunity for energy-intensive industries with ambitions to become climate-neutral. This summer the fund starts financing carbon dioxide-reducing innovations.
- EU is investing billions, where 40 percent of the loan is written off. It is a unique opportunity for leading edge businesses,” says Magnus Andersson, finance expert at IMCG.

Innovation Management

Welcome to the final conference of Inspirewater March 25-26 in Brussels

Access to clean water is becoming an increasingly crucial question for both municipalities and industries. At Inspirewater's final conference IMCG and partner organizations will present the results of the Horizon 2020 project. The main focus is on water management in process industries.    

Project Management

Established markets key for green innovations to live on

A lot of green technology with great potential to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions are demonstrated in EU-funded projects. Unfortunately, many never reach their full potential due to unclear planning from market actors on what will happen when the project ends.
– What often is lacking is the knowledge within relevant industry of the growing demand for the technology, says Jonas Norrman, CEO of IMCG, who presents value chains and business models for green innovation at a Smart cities conference in Lyon this week.

Business development

The upcoming Celsius Summit: From demo to impact

Magnus Andersson, a high profiled expert in European innovation management leads the workshop "Facilitating the replication and scaling of demonstrators" during this year's Celsius Summit in Brussels October 17-18. There he will point out existing obstacles and how to get around them.

Project Management

5 tips for DSO:s that no longer think that life is that good

The life as a DSO does not come easy anymore. As a DSO you can no longer work as you always have done. Digitalization, cyber security, renewable energi and consumers turning into prosumers producing their own electricity... No, it's time to act and adjust your business so it fits the reality of today.


Smart City position available – apply now!

We are looking for a city outside of Europe that wants to know about Smart City solutions being demonstrated on the European market within the energy management, energy efficiency, e-mobility, open data and IoT and citizen engagement and co-creation. Is it that city you?

Innovation Management

Exploitation – a word often used innovative EU projects

Exploitation of results is a very important thing. But what does it actually mean? And why is there a need for balancing technical competence with non-technical competence?