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ALMA Consulting Group

ALMA Consulting Group SAS is an Operational Management Consulting Company of which the Innovation Department, settled both in Lyon and Paris in France, is specialized since 1994 in the engineering and coordination of collaborative, both national and international, R&D projects.

ALMA Consulting Group owns a recognised expertise in the management of collaborative projects (since 5th FP) in the NMP thematic, taking in charge of the day-to-day (operational) project management. For close to fifteen years, ALMA Consulting Group, thanks to its collaboration with R&D consortia, has developed specific and original knowledge and methodologies in the management of partnerships to support them efficiently in the achievement of their objectives.

The Innovation Department consists of 300 employees (consultants and administrators) with graduated engineer and/or PhD background with complementary training in marketing, technology transfer and project management.


Role/activity in the project

Under the responsibility of the Coordinator, ALMA will lead the contract management activities, supporting both the Steering Committee and each individual partner.

ALMA will be responsible for the following:

  • Respect of the contractual frame (including an advisory role on the relationship between the consortium and the EC)

  • Management of the consortium agreement and necessary updates

  • Promotion of internal communication, including the organisation of contractual meetings

  • Assistance in defining the strategic orientation of the project with respect to objectives of the project, interests of the participants and their contractual rights and obligations

  • Assistance “as neutral partner” in decision making and conflict resolution

  • Identification of deviations and necessary corrective actions (for both financial and technical matters)

  • Advising the coordinator about the transfer of funds  

  • ALMA will also be a permanent contact point for the Coordinator and the project participants on administrative and financial matters. 

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