Spark Consulting is a boutique company that focuses on submissions for funding through grants.
Spark Consulting has extensive experience in applying to grants and assistance programs, with over ten years of experience. It is worth noting that we have raised over ILS 150 million in grants for our customers in the last three years (total approved budgets over ILS 300 million).
Spark mainly submits to the following major grants:
- the prestige Horizon Europe program,
- the EIC accelerator fund for SME companies,
- the variety of grants of the Israel Innovation Authority (development grants),
- the Foreign Trade Administration (overseas marketing grants),
- the Investment Authority (business establishment and expansion grants),
- the Israel Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (Industrial computing, employee productivity), and more.
The submission team includes consultants with vast experience in the domains of innovation in a variety of fields. On the one side, the team is experienced in preparing submissions, and on the other, it has experience assessing ventures and companies for investment objectives. Experts who have been involved in analyzing applications submitted to the Innovation Authority’s programs and the HORIZON program are among the employees and can provide feedback on the quality of the application during its preparation.
The team closely follows the business from the outset to the end of the process. The team delves into the details of the project, the technology, and the products aimed at the market, all while assessing the existing design and what must be done to improve the submission’s chances of success. The team works with the developers to prepare the application and submit it in the best possible way.
The following are the advantages of receiving support from other government grants or incentives:
- An accessible, relatively quick, and consistent source of funding over the years;
- Receiving the grants does not imply a share dilution for the company’s shareholders;
- Increasing the appeal of the business to potential investors;
- Establishing alliances with the world’s largest corporations;
- Provides a quality stamp to an industry company.
CPA, Adv, MBA
Nili has more than ten years of experience as a business and strategy managing consultant at international business consulting firms Deloitte and BDO.
Nili also served as a CFO and Business Development manager in leading companies in the Israeli market such as Sakal Group and Teco Group.
Nili co-founded FundGuru, a global automatic grant matching platform, with partner all around the world.
Nili also co-founded Yubitech, a technology startup in the field of telecommunications. As the business development and marketing manager of Yubitech Nili was a key person in raising investment for the company, established joint ventures and acquired partners and early stage customers for the firm.
Nili has vast experience in applying for various governmental support funds, including the Chief Scientist – Technological Incubators Program, Early-Stage Companies Program, Traditional Companies Programs, R&D fund, Technology for Special Needs; grants from the Ministry of Economics – Smart Money and supporting companies incorporated into SAAS, Environmental Protection Agency grants – Submission of public appeals from a variety of companies and enterprises in the field of waste and recycling field, and submission of PQ for tenders combined with cooperation with international companies.
Nili has a vast experience in writing business plans and marketing plans, in fund raising including writing and analyzing financial reports, budgets and cash flow plans.
Nili is a CPA and holds an LL.B. in Law and an MBA specializing in marketing & entrepreneurial strategy, all of which from Tel-Aviv University.
Shirly has extensive experience in managing client portfolios and business development of pharmaceutical and high-tech companies in Israel. Among them are GSK, Eldan, Ami Technologies, ABBOTT and more.
Shirley has experience in preparing business plans and applying medical devices and food technology companies for the Chief Scientist grants (Medical Devices is the leading field in receiving Chief Scientist grants) – Tnufa, Traditional Companies programs, Early-Stage Companies programs, BioPharma grants, etc.
As a client portfolios director, Shirly has deep knowledge with the Ministry of Health, submitting products to the health basket, procedures and regulations in the field of pharmaceuticals and foods department and economically analyzing products in the field.
Shirly was responsible for the creation of strategic plans for key customer activities. In her work she was responsible for mapping and building stronger trade relations with key customers in the health market including Clalit Health Services, Maccabi, Meuhedet and Leumit, as well as Israeli hospitals such as Ichilov, Rambam, Shiba, The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, The Ministry of Health and The Ministry of Defense.
Shirly has a bachelor’s degree with honors in human nutrition from the Hebrew University and an MBA with a specialization in High-Tech companies from the College of Management.
The Grant Request Writing Team's Director
Eylon specializes in writing business plans, establishing cash flow, and developing budgets for businesses. Elon has substantial experience submitting membership applications to a variety of innovation programs (formerly the Chief Scientist), such as: The Start-up Enterprises program, MOFET program (for traditional companies), Tnufa, R&D fund, Acceleration program (pilots), Mimshaltech program, and many others. He also submitted dozens of requests for assistance to the Foreign Trade Administration’s marketing programs (the “Smart Money” program and the SHALAV program), requests for assistance in establishing and expanding businesses through the Investment Authority’s grant route, and requests for land allocation.
Prior to joining Spark Consulting, Eylon worked as a budget manager and project manager at a prominent investment firm.
Eylon holds a BA in Economics.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Has extensive experience in marketing and sales, both on the service provider and client sides.
He most recently worked as a client manager and supervisor at the advertising agency FOGEL OGILVY. Among the clients he has managed are IBM, Mercantile Bank, Champion Motors, and others. He has also worked as a marketing manager at the advertising product import company “Pirsum 10,” as well as a vice president of marketing and sales at the “Nitzan Group,” which specializes in the construction of luxury apartments in Tel Aviv.
Experienced in all aspects of marketing (ATL, BTL, WEB).
Bar Ilan University Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Political Science, Bar Ilan University Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism.
Eytan identifies, evaluates, and analyzes grants and grant programs on a global scale.
Eytan has a master’s degree in history and literature from the University of Munich, and he recently completed his doctoral studies in history and sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Free University of Berlin.
Grant applications writer
Has extensive experience in business writing and financial forecasting.
As a financial advisor, he has worked on budgets for businesses, valuations for companies and projects, business plans and economic works, strategic plans for business development, economic feasibility testing, fundraising from various sources, including foundations, economic mediation and conciliation processes, and economic mediation and conciliation processes.
Yoni holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Department of Photography at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University.
Recommendations From Customers
Nili helps our company to bring funds to multiple programs. She has the talent of a pleasant interface with professional attitude at the same time. Her skills in financial and implementation of R&D subjects into technical papers and submissions on time are a major factor within our success. Nili can collaborate and gain the trust and loyalty within teamwork.
.Nili worked with me on the Chief Scientist’s submission of Wizcomtech
I really enjoyed the service, professionalism and personal attention I received from Nili and Spark-Consultants. Especially appreciated the fact that Nili was the only consultant that offered me a unique scientist’ program that fits exactly with our technology, This unique program bring us the funding we need
I worked with Nili (Spark Consulting) on two different projects: first, building a thorough business plan for my company, FlyingSpArk, and second applying the company for support from the Chief Scientist in Israel
I really enjoyed working with Nili, she is a very professional, reliable, and I felt very convenient consulting with her from time to time through our process with investors
I highly recommend her
I’ve met Nili after a warm recommendation about her, when my company wanted to sharpen our business strategy and goals and we look for a 3rd side adviser to assist
Working with Nili for a several months was a very pleasant experience. Nili is passionate about reaching the business goals and asking the right questions. Her great, Flexible and professional mind helped us spotting growth opportunities
Based on my personal working relations with her, Nili is highly recommended by me to any company