7 things I learned from 23rd EARMA conference and top 3 practices for exploiting this conference successfully for research grants

I have just returned from Malta that I was there for the EARMA 2017 conference that took place 24th-26th April 2017. This was the 23rd Annual conference organised by the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators. It was the first time that I was attending it after some of my research students have been suggesting me to attend it. I have to say that I have really enjoyed it. It was a very intensive event with a lot of sessions to attend. Although contentwise, there wasn’t really anything new for me to discover, the networking opportunities were remarkable as well as a couple of sessions gave me also some further ideas and inspiration for my training courses. The focus of the EARMA conference was on Horizon 2020 but not exclusively, since there were also some other topics related to other International or national research funding schemes.

For more details on the EARMA 2017 conference and the three things you need to apply for exploiting it successfully, you can watch my video below that I review EARMA conference, how it can be improved and what you need to apply for making sure that your investment in time and resources is really worth it!


In the following video, I reveal with more details what I took from EARMA 2017 conference in Malta, how it can be improved and the 3 things that anyone needs to apply for exploiting successfully EARMA conference. Enjoy it!

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Finally, I provide below 7 things I kept from EARMA conference quoted on images from Malta I personally took. You are free to share any of them, you are aligned:



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 (www.linkedin.com/in/floratos) 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".