Funding plan

What are the elements of a great funding plan?

At Catalyze we live by the phrase ‘Get funding, make impact’. A detailed Funding Plan is an important step towards being prepared for your application and can help you to maximize your chance to successfully obtain non-dilutive funding. In this page we highlight the key elements of a great funding plan. Following our Funding Plan structure will provide you with a comprehensive overview that can serve as your guide for the next 2-3 years.

A great funding plan consists of 8 sections

The main objective of the Funding Plan is to transform your needs and wishes for new financing solutions into a concrete Funding Plan, which describes a recommended funding strategy for the next 2-3 years. It includes the following features:

  1. Executive summary
  2. General description of the organization
  3. Overview of current and planned R&D activities
  4. Position of technology with regard to state-of-the-art
  5. Project description of the R&D pillars considered for Funding Plan
  6. Funding Strategy
  7. Funding opportunities with recommendations
  8. Catalyze Radar

With these elements you cover: the main recommendations, the organizational context, current R&D activities performed (including current status and achievements), where your technology is positioned relative to the competition and current state-of-the-art, separate R&D pillars and how this corresponds to certain funding opportunities, your funding strategy presented on a timescale, information on the funding options laid out in the Funding Strategy.

For more detail on the content that should be included with each element, please download our free Funding Plan Guide. In this, our funding consultant explain all elements of a great funding plan.

Download our free guide

We can help you create your Funding Plan

When you work with Catalyze to develop your funding plan, we provide you with your very own comprehensive Funding Plan, and more. We share our extensive knowledge of the funding landscape, and important details of programmes best suited to your project.

With the ‘Catalyze Radar’, our Strategic Funding Consultants go a step further

The Funding Plan will end with insight into funding options that we expect to arise in the future, which may be relevant for your R&D pillars. We briefly dive into funding options that did not seem a fit for your plan and the reasons why. Additionally, we provide a calendar overview with a list of application deadlines for all options in your strategy. Lastly, we provide an annex with infosheets with more detailed information on the funding options in your Funding Strategy, so you will have everything ready to apply.


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