One of the most important points that proposal and grant application writers should master is to create innovative ideas and approaches. This is relatively difficult even for experienced grant applicants that are required to come up with innovative ideas and practices as the cornerstone for winning European funded projects.
In this blog, I am providing a well-established approach based on my work and coaching with highly innovative and creative people that have been successful in developing successful European research and innovation grant applications (namely FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020) and pretty soon on Horizon Europe.
In principle, there are 6 steps in a virtual cycle that should be followed in a continuous way.
- Challenge the status quo
- Have joint meals
- Generate questions
For more details, please check my video below
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