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About us

Visum is the result of the fusion of the knowledge from the companies nVision and Sensing & Control, both created in 2006, both with wide ranging experience of R&D in the ICT arena.

We are experts in the preparation of high quality proposals and project management for European funding programs such as Horizon 2020(over 75Billion Euros for 2014 to 2020) and Eurostars-Eureka (1.14Billion Euros for 2014 to 2020).

Visum is formed from a multi-cultural team who have extensive experience working for and within International companies, in both commercial and technical roles. Moreover, we have two expert evaluators employed by the European Commission for H2020 and Eurostars-Eureka programs. This resource allows us to provide two key aspects:

            • A clear business focus for our clients projects.
            • The ability to execute our work to the highest standards and levels of quality.

Our process during the preparation and writing of proposals incorporates Business Coaching. We assist in the strategic and organisational development of SMEs and Start-Ups with the objective to finalise and fully validate a new innovation through a successful market entry.


We will support the companies and the organisations that put their trust in us. We will provide a thorough assessment, the advice and the tools to achieve our client’s objectives of financing, of internationalization, of generating innovative ideas, of boosting their R&D.

For our clients we generate add-value proposals for their commercial and investigative ‘fiber’, for the people that collaborate on a daily basis with them, and finally for society as a whole.


We aspire to become the primary strategic partner in the assessment and financing of innovation and investigation projects orientated to the market and to consolidate ourselves as the company of reference in the management of such international solutions.

Our values


We will work with each of our client’s projects as if they were our own. We will work with the maximum engagement to achieve the desired results.


Our work, together with all our actions and procedures, we shall conduct with maximum transparency and loyalty, assuring a climate of confidence and a favourable success.


We will maintain a close relation with our clients, aiming for a fluid communication that will permit us to fully understand their needs and their objectives whilst effectively advancing the execution of our tasks.


We strive to look after the details in the different phases of our work and we are rigorous with deadlines, conditions and the legal terms that apply to our activities.


To grow, we believe in the need to share ideas. Our logo was inspired in the round table of discussions where viewpoints and information are continually shared to drive new solutions.

Management team

“If you can meet your professional projects with the same passion as your favorite hobbies, work becomes the challenge you need; less effort, rewarding”



Richard Croyle

BEng, CEng, CTO

Runs the Technical and International departments of Visum. He has over fifteen years of experience successfully managing and designing technology for various large-scale European and International Projects across Telecommunications, Energy and other Industrial sectors. Richard is an Approved Expert Evaluator and Reviewer for the European Commission (H2020 and Eureka), is a Catalan Government(Acció) accredited assessor for the Technical Development of businesses and for H2020 projects and also holds three patents in the area of connectivity. He combines a solid technical background with a broad business understanding and clear customer focus. Prior to joining Visum, Richard worked for 11 years at Nokia where he led the development of GPS, USB and other embedded systems technology for mobile phones sold worldwide. Richard has also successfully managed various multi-million Euro projects developing Internet-of-Things solutions. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Chartered Engineer status at the UKs Institution of Engineers and Technicians (The IET).

Armand Ribas


Heads up Visum whilst paying attention to the analysis of projects, calls and opportunities provided by the European R&D funding schemes. With a specialism in the analysis and design of the economic and financial strategy of the projects, he is also responsible for the administrative management of projects. Previously a manager in the financial sector for twenty one years, his work has involved risk analysis of SMEs for the concession of various financial instruments. He holds a Technical Masters( Industrial School, Escola Tècnica del Clot, Barcelona) as well as European Project Management (Acció/La Salle), as well as specific Education in Marketing(AULA), finances and management of Human Resources.

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