“Alex Percy-Smith is the sole owner of APS Consulting Services and builds on many years’ experience in the research sector and can provide a broad range of services to public and private institutions and organisations or even to individuals”

Examples of assignments

Below I have provided a brief overview of some of the assignments I have successfully completed over the years. I hope this provides an idea of my experience and you can find something that is relevant for you. Please do get in contact with me if you are interested in us working together. You are welcome to ring me, send me a mail or use skype.

Evaluations & Reviews

Mid-term review and monitoring of H2020 projects

Evaluation of proposals under Horizon 2020 – Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) and ERA NET Cofunds.

Review of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, Netherlands

Independent External Evaluation of the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Programme of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Netherlands

Evaluation of Performance Management Funding of International Agricultural Research Centres for the Department for International Development (DFID), UK

Evaluation of the European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) – Evaluation of relevance, role, mandate and governance and need for EFARD

Review of project outputs under Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy Research into Use programme, Department for International Development (DFID), UK

Review of project: “Strengthening of Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Services in Zambia” for the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA)

Proposal writing, Quality assurance and Proof reading

Increasing Montenegrin capacities for participation in HORIZON 2020 – Training and mentoring of the research community in preparing proposals

Support to preparation of proposals by consortia applying to European Commission (H2020 programme)

Support to preparation of a proposal by a consortium applying to International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Ad hoc support to various individuals providing quality assurance and proof-reading of scientific articles

Harmonisation and Quality Assurance of project deliverables for the ERA-ARD II project supported by the European Commission

Institutional support
Preparation and implementation of international conferences: programmes, speakers, logistics, facilitation etc.

Support to Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) through a Coordination and Support Action – (CASA) funded under H2020 Programme.

Support to Coordination Group of the Joint EIARD SCAR Strategic Working Group – ARCH – European Agricultural Research towards greater impact on Global Challenges

Initial design and development of Joint EIARD SCAR Strategic Working Group

Support to the Secretariat of the European Forum for Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD)

Preparation, organisation and implementation of Final International Conference for ERA-ARD II project supported by European Commission

Programme Initiation meeting – Preparation, organisation and implementation of workshop for research coordinators of projects under the ERA-ARD II project

Preparation of strategies including in an internationalisation strategy for the second largest Danish University and also heading a small team who wrote a Livestock Research Strategy for Uganda.

Process management
Facilitation of workshops in pursuit of specific outcomes by understanding and skilled management of the collaboration process

Support to collaboration processes – brokerage and facilitation – including bringing partners together to build project partnerships
Organisation of international project workshops and conferences


Studies & Policy Briefs
National and EU Research Policies for addressing Global Challenges – Reviewing options for further integration of AR and ARD towards a new policy framework

Best strategies for intercontinental research and innovation partnerships – towards greater impact on global challenges – a paper for the Joint EIARD SCAR Strategic Working Group

Pre-feasibility study – “Supporting Southern-European alliances / platforms on ARD” for European Commission

Study on Formal Higher Agricultural Education: Working towards a new generation of Young Professional in ARD

Preparation of Investment Briefs on Extension – investing in Rural Advisory Services

Preparationof Internationalisation Strategy – “Response to Global challenges” for Danish University

Preparation of Issue Paper and facilitator at Regional parallel session for West Asia and North Africa region (WANA) at “Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries: Options and opportunities in crops, forestry, livestock, fisheries and agro-industry to face the challenges of food insecurity and climate change (ABDC-10)” FAO International Conference

Preparation of Strategy paper “Livestock Systems Research Project’s transition into the National Agriculture Research System”
Desk Study – Review and Update of the IFC Environemental, Health and Safety Guidelines. “Guideline Annual Crops” for World Bank

Call processes
Head of Call Secretariat for Transnational Call for EU supported projects ERA-ARD I & ERA-ARD II including Special role of running the Call Secretariat – managing competitive research funding processes including development of call documents, handling of applications, managing the international peer review process, final evaluation by funders

Alex Percy-Smith
APS Consulting Services
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