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Invest NI Funding for Fluent Technology

Fluent Technology is in receipt of a Grant for Research and Development from Invest NI. This project, which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020, aims to develop a grant management mobile/tablet app.

Fluent is researching the viability of introducing a Virtual Reviewer feature (either via AI or algorithm) into their flagship product; Flexi-Grant® to minimise the pressure put on grant managers to find external reviewers.

There are now some 12,000+ grant giving organisations in the UK alone and over 130,000+ across Europe.  A significant part of the grant giving process (especially those grant givers in the scientific research field) requires an external, usually expert, reviewer to review each application form which poses a huge challenge; how do you firstly find and then secondly get highly expertise, respected volunteers to review multiple application forms. With this in mind, we are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014 – 2020 to research the viability of a virtual reviewer algorithm or AI feature.  We will continue to seek opportunities to secure large contracts and believe we will be better positioned to pursue these with a new reviewer features that appeals to external reviewers.  This project would not have progressed without financial support from the EU.