TREND 2000 Ltd

About Us

Over 30 years’ experience

Trend 2000 was formed in 1997 with a core mission to develop and commercialise the results of European research projects.

We are based in the UK and work through a network of Associates across Europe offering extensive support programmes that address all aspects of the research community including the following:

  • Bespoke training programmes on proposal preparation and writing for researchers at all stages of their career (including, MSCA, ERC, EIC and all Horizon Europe Collaborative areas)
  • Support and mentoring for proposal writers
  • Pre-evaluation and editorial services for proposal development
  • Preparation of budgets for research proposal
  • Project management training for administrative staff and researchers
  • Training, mentoring and reorganisation of research offices to help them become more effective and valued
  • Strategy development for organisations looking to engage with European Research more holistically
  • Bespoke courses on persuasive writing

We have worked very successfully with researchers from both academia and industry within all areas of European research and many National programmes as well. We can also undertake technology reviews and innovation assessments to help small companies develop and maintain a lead in the ever globalising economy. This includes coaching and mentoring of companies applying to the Horizon Europe EIC programmes.


Consulting remains a key aspect of our work. We are active in the exploitation of new materials and production processes. The principal areas we address are:- Construction, Infrastructure, Automotive, Aerospace and General Manufacturing Industry.

In addition we undertake technology reviews and innovation assessments to help small companies develop and maintain a lead in the ever globalising economy.


A strong focus on European research and collaboration has enabled Trend 2000 to develop specific expertise in the area of research management and proposal preparation, regularly working with the European Commission as Evaluators and Reviewers.

Experience in taking research results to commercial exploitation has also led to key insights into how to integrate exploitation and dissemination strategies within the proposal which is often overlooked at the writing stage.


Whilst we are based in the UK, our consulting activities operate at an international level.

Our Horizin Europe work takes us to all parts of Europe including Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Turkey. We have undertaken assignments in Malaysia, production consultancy in UAE, and marketing research missions to Australia and Singapore.

Staff Profiles

Dr Peter SheardDr Peter Sheard

Dr Peter Sheard is the founder and CEO of Trend 2000 Ltd. He has a first degree in Economics and Materials Technology and a PhD in Corrosion of Polymer Composites. He has worked in International research since 1980 and has coordinated over 50 projects. He has been an evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission since 2000. He works with universities and SMEs across Europe to provide focused training and mentoring services on preparing for and writing applications to Horizon Europe funding across all subject areas including Engineering, Life Sciences and Social Sciences.

Célia GavaudMs Célia Gavaud

Ms Célia Gavaud is an Associate of Trend 2000 Ltd based in Milan. She has over 15 years experience and knowledge of proposal preparation and project management having coordinated several multi-million euros European Commission funded initiatives in Framework Programme 5, 6 and 7 and Horizon 2020. Célia has a long track record of working with universities and the business community across Europe, advising on knowledge transfer and tackling skills/development issues.

Célia GavaudMR Yalın Gülbahar


Mr. Yalın Gülbahar is an Associate of Trend 2000 Ltd based in Samsun, Turkey. He has a broad experience in grant preparation procedures for various funding schemes such as Eureka Cluster, EU Framework Programmes including Era-Net, funds provided by embassies and national development agencies. He has been giving consultancy service to multinational companies, start-ups and academics across many research fields.