Ideas can make you rich or make you poor! How to have successful ideas! 20

screen shot with the main topicI have created an animated just 10′ video on how to come up with ideas that can advance our success as european funding actors, proposal writers, european project managers, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and start-up owners. Please let me know what you think by commenting at the post area below



Nikolaos Floratos

About Nikolaos Floratos

Nikolaos Floratos after his undergraduate and postgraduate studies with distinction as engineer in London (Imperial College, City University), UK, has been working for a number of consultancy and Information Technology companies as consultant and project manager across Europe. He completed also an MBA (Master in Business Administration - National Technical University of Athens and Athens University of Economics and Business) and the last 19 years he is involved in planning, managing and evaluating large and small projects in the area of research, education, ICT (Information Communication Technologies), social inclusion, entrepreneurship, standardization and consumer issues. As a funding expert, personal trainer and coach, he has supported hundreds of individuals and organisations mainly from Europe but also from all over the world on managing state funding (e.g. from European Commission, National Funds, etc) and receive support for deploying their business idea or mission and he has proved that anyone can become a great proposal writer or project manager of european funded projects through proper guidance, training and coaching. He is an expert on behalf of the European Commission on evaluating and reviewing projects and proposals since 2003 and currently, he researches through a PhD how eLearning courses can increase students' engagement and motivation. He is the creator of the Funding Expert Transfomation Process™ system that can transform anyone to a great proposal writer and project manager of european funded projects. He is also interested in investing in highly innovative start-ups and SMEs and he is member of the European Business Angel Network and of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He has received more than 50 recommendations at his linkedin profile ( as a funding expert, coach and trainer. He is also the author of the ebook "Who are the Horizon 2020 champions and what to learn from them". He is also listed in the top first three search results by google as "Funding expert".

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20 thoughts on “Ideas can make you rich or make you poor! How to have successful ideas!

  • Christos Nicolaides

    Nice video..a lot info in one go .. in some points the background music is louder than the nerration. Also your CV information Niko must go at the begining of the video rather than in the middle. Looking forward to more tips from you !

  • John Fiott

    I really liked the video and was amazed how you managed to fit all of the content into 15 minutes whilst maintaining a logical flow. Also, if one of the key aims was to encourage curiosity about the techniques you mention all I can say is you certainly achieved that in my case!

    Of course, being one of your your past students, I already knew that you are passionate about whatever you put your mind to, so no surprises there.

    One minor observation (if I may) is that the music, although upbeat and thus well-suited to the presentation, seemed just a little too loud in parts and this occasionally made it difficult to hear your voice properly.

    Overall assessment: Worth the time it takes to watch. Thanks for sharing.

  • ReyesCastillo

    Hi Nikolaus, I like the design tool and there are many messages and ideas of great use. I´d only dare to adhere the comment Christos before regarding the level of the music and your voice and i´d suggest as well may be to mix different rythoms on the music that could support or call on the attention of the viewer.

  • Nicoletta

    This is very nice & well done! I like the writing and the drawing 🙂
    But I have to agree with one of the other comments that at some points the music is louder than the narrative. Also at some points you are not heard very clearly.


    Really nice video, thank you for sharing all these info. I will agree for the music,it was a bit loud and made a little difficult to understand everything. Waiting for the next one!

  • Emilia Palakartcheva

    Congratulation Nikolaos! It is amazing video with creative ideas for presentation – we always can learn something from the others and this is grate to share ideas and lesson learn – I wish you more success in your business – Emilia Palakartcheva

  • Graziella Mifsud Baron

    Well done Nikolaos! A very informative video with such an innovative way of expressing and sharing the best tools and techniques. It is very motivating and inspiring to anyone who wants to succeed in project management and business in general. Thanks so much for sharing!

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