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LINQ Management

We're linking clinicians and scientists from around the world and help them turn ideas into solutions: We help them structure their projects, find the funding, and implement their research activities and clinical studies according to plan. Often, such projects bring together a large number of people from different disciplines and various countries. On top of that, each funding programme comes with its own set of rules and regulations.

We make working in large networks easy - and fun.

LINQ management provides people-centered high-quality research management support. Over many years of working with international consortia in a variety of funding programmes, we have built profound expert knowledge in preparing and implementing collaborative research projects and developed a strong passion for helping large networks of people from different cultural and scientific backgrounds work together smoothly. We come equipped with the knowledge, experience, commitment and tools needed to manage your research endeavors, from small projects to large complex initiatives.

Who we are

We love what we do and are personally committed to the success of your projects – forging true partnerships with the people we work with.

Claudia Schacht

Dr. Claudia Schacht
Founder & Managing Director

Claudia has been working in international research and innovation projects for 15 years, supporting successful applications to a wide array of national and international funding programs such as FP6, FP7, Horizon2020, BMBF, IMI, EDCTP and EIT Health. She has guided more than 25 resulting projects with funding of up to 28 million EUR through grant preparation and implementation, and many of those to successful follow-up initiatives. Before starting her own company, she was heading a PMO with 13 team members. Claudia has strong people skills and thrives on new challenges. Her particular focus in recent years have been clinical studies and collaboration with industry.

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Julia Buech

Julia Buech
Co-Founder & Project Manager

Julia brings in more than seven years of experience in the management and administration of international research collaborations. Her portfolio has included small and large-scale collaborative projects, clinical trials and networks funded by EU-FP7, EU-Horizon2020, EDCTP as well as national and regional funding schemes. She is an expert in day-to-day project management & monitoring, financial issues and project reporting and has provided numerous training courses on project & financial management, both at national and international level, either as part of capacity building schemes in EU and EDCTP projects or directly for partner organisations, research institutes and universities. Julia supports her projects with strong communication skills and provides expert advice on project implementation, preparation of audits and contractual issues.

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Tanja Jung-Sendzik

Dr. Tanja Jung-Sendzik
Project Manager

Tanja has acquired her PhD in Molecular Biology in 2006 and spent her PostDoc time at Harvard University before moving on to the industry in Germany and Luxemburg. In addition to marketing and scientific management, Tanja regularly held technical trainings in diagnostics of infectious diseases in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and has focused on strengthening international networks. She is an ISO certified quality manager and currently completing her MSc in Public Health. Tanja supports the LINQ team as a project manager.

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Malte Streitz

Malte Streitz
Project Manager

Malte studied Linguistics and Literature Studies in Germany, the UK and US. Before joining LINQ management, he was joint head of a project management team focusing on international university marketing, recruitment and employer branding. He organised higher education fairs all over Germany. Besides his marketing and event management experience, Malte has a background in teaching. At Vassar College, New York, he worked as a Language Fellow and taught German as a Second Language. As of March 1st 2018, Malte joins LINQ as a project manager.

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Dr. Dagmar Schwenk

Dr. Dagmar Schwenk
Project Assistant & Office Manager

Dagmar holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Biology and spent her PostDoc time at VTT Technical Research Center Finland before switching to research management and support by joining the Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich, Germany. In this position she was coordinating the cooperation program between Max Planck Society and Fraunhofer Society, two of the leading research organizations in Germany. Following this she provided central support to the 83 institutes of the Society as a team member of the Institute Liaison Office. At LINQ Dagmar is in charge of central office management and also supports projects and proposals.

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Elena Lehner

Elena Lehner
Project Manager

Elena has earned a master’s degree in translation studies for German, English and Spanish with a specialization in medicine. She is an international marketer with 8 years of extensive experience specific to the DACH region and South Korea working with start-ups as well as major global players. In Seoul, Elena rolled out a new global corporate identity for the largest Oriental and Western hospital with clinics in Korea and the US. She helped establish international partnerships that lead to joint research and academic exchange programs, and subsequently worked as an English lecturer for public speaking and essay writing at one of the country’s top universities. Throughout her career she demonstrated a passion for actively helping companies build a productive and impactful cross-cultural working environment. Elena is joining LINQ as a project manager and communications specialist.

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Comprehensive services in international research management

As a research consulting firm and experienced project management partner, the service portfolio of LINQ management is designed to identify the most suitable source of funding for our partners, enhance the competitiveness of research funding applications, and ensure the effective oversight and management of research projects in a variety of programmes such as the EC Framework Programmes (currently Horizon2020), EDCTP, NIH, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, EIT Health and IMI or national funding programmes in Germany and the UK.

We keep things simple, enabling our partners to focus on the actual science, produce results that have an impact, and build networks that last.

At LINQ management, we appreciate that no two projects or institutions are ever the same, which is why we take great care that the services we offer are tailored to your particular requirements. Talk to us - we like to listen and are eager to find the perfect solution for you.

Our portfolio

  • Strategic advice

    Tailored advice, strategy development & networking for your optimal approach to international research funding.

    Strategic advice & networking

  • Research project management

    Comprehensive management of research projects, from small initiatives to large clinical studies.

    Research project management

  • Proposal support

    Precise alignment with call requirements and hands-on support in setting up professional grant applications.


  • Training & capacity building

    Training on proposal writing as well as project and financial management for partners and clients worldwide.

    Training & capacity building

  • Exploitation & IP management

    Clear guidance that helps you maximize the impact of your project.

    Exploitation & IP management


03 Sep 2018
The LINQ family keeps growing

Today we re happy to welcome our latest addition to the company, Dr. Dagmar Schwenk, who holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Biology and spent her PostDoc time at VTT Technical Research Center Finland before she returned to Germany to join the team of the Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society. In that position she coordinated the cooperation program between Max Planck and Fraunhofer Society, two of the leading research organizations in Germany, before moving on to the Society’s Institute Liaison Office to provide central support to the 83 Max Planck Institutes.

At LINQ Dagmar will manage our new office in Berlin and assist the growing team in facilitating project implementation and proposal writing.

06 Jun 2018
EIT Health launches new call for proposals for Innovation by Ideas

On June 6, 2018 EIT Health opened their second call for proposals for Innovation by Ideas activities to be included in the 2019 Business Plan. The deadline for submissions is October 2, 2018. As for the last round of calls, LINQ is delighted to be supporting EIT Health Germany again in the hot phase before the call submission deadline, in order to best prepare German and Swiss partners in their preparations of project proposals.

Innovation by Ideas projects are "solution driven", which means they are based on a potential solution that has been identified to capatalise on a specific opportunity or to address a specific need. The ultimate objective of the projects should be rapid market penetration of innovative products and services, and/or testing and implementation of novel organisational and healthcare delivery processes.

06 Jun 2018
First EDCTP calls 2018 opened

After the EDCTP’s work plan 2018 has received approval by the European Commission and the EDCTP Association on 1 June 2018, eleven new calls which represent an overall investment of €118 million in clinical research and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa are now being published.

The first two calls, ”Diagnostic tools for poverty-related diseases” and “Advances in product development for effective prevention, treatment and management of co-infections and co-morbidities”, opened today!

25 May 2018
IMPRINT – the first year in review

Time flies! On May 22nd 2018, IMPRINT Board members came together in London to review the first completed year of the network’s activities, summarize the status of scientific progress in the six thematic challenges, critically assess the network’s strentgths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities, and jointly plan ahead.

Twelve months down the road, all structures are in place and fully functional, the second round of applications under the pump priming and fellowship schemes is already being reviewed, candidates selected in the first calls have started their projects, and preparations for the first full network meeting in September are nearing completion. Additional calls for Public Engagement activities will be published soon, and first selected training opportunities are about to be communicated to the contiuously increasing network membership.

Excited about so much progress in year one, the group is now looking forward to expanding the set of activities even further in year number two.

18 May 2018
LINQ at the 6th TBnet Academy in St. Petersburg

LINQ was honored to be among the faculty of the 6th TBnet Academy, which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, from May 13 to 16 2018.

This annual forum provides students, residents, fellows, doctoral students and post-docs in the field of tuberculosis with the unique opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from each other under expert guidance and mentorship, and benefit from the expertise of international TBnet trainers and coaches.

During their 2018 Academy days, participants from Russia and other Eastern European countries were trained in different aspects of the fight against tuberculosis, ranging from prevention through diagnostics to therapy, and received coaching in a wide range of relevant soft skills, such as the drafting of a research manuscript or the preparation of research proposals.

Hosted by Professor Piotr K Yablonskii and his wonderful team at the State Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology, the international TBnet delegation felt warmly welcomed, and is excited that follow-up plannings for a TBNET post graduate course at the Russian TB congress in November 2018 are already underway.

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