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I 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

Ideas can make you rich or make you poor! How ...


Create winning ideas for funding tool
This is Nikolaos Floratos, Founder of the Funding Expert Academy. In this article, I am going to teach you how to create great ideas that lead to winning proposals and are granted funding by European programmes such Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, Creative Europe, etc . The famous painter Pablo Picasso has […]

Tips for creating great ideas that lead to winning proposals ...


Innovation for exploitating EU programmes
If you have watched my previous videos, you should be already aware of my funding experts academy and its main engine the Funding Expert Transformation Tree (FETT) System that conglomerates 17 years of experience in funding, proposal evaluations since 2003 on behalf of the European Commission, input from personal interviews […]

Address Innovation successfully in European Programmes such as in Horizon ...



According to a study made by Harvard, MIT and Brigham Young Universities, it showed that think creatively depends on just one third in genetics and two thirds on the development of specific skills. This is really good news and it is proved also from the practices that well known organisations […]

Innovators are made and not born! Learn How!


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The famous painter Pablo Picasso has once said that “I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else”. His point was that the foundation on anything significant in life is based on ideas. However, how many times an idea that you had, stayed an idea in your mind […]

Shall I fail in order to become successful in EU ...


Some of you may have heard about Public Speakers University initiated by Andy Harrington that not only aims to transform you into a competent public speaker but also to a professional speaker that can increase significantly your income by working less. Basically, Andy’s mottos are that anyone has a skill […]

An evaluation of Public Speakers University workshops run by Andy ...



Stop being SMART 8
Consultancy companies, training organisations, project managers,  proposal writers and many actors in the area of EU funding have been endorsing in their approaches for years now and unfortunately for the upcoming years SMART objectives. SMART objectives are based on the following 5 principles, Specific Measureable Achievable or Attainable Realistic or […]

Why SMART Objectives are NOT really Smart in EU ...


I really believe that the following article is really great on why underspending in european projects should be always welcome. At last someone the british raised the issue and highlight that a successful project is not always the project that spends all its budget, considering also that most of the budget […]

Underspending in european projects should be always welcome!


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I have just returned back  from a conference in regards to my PhD research that took place in Washington. I was brave enough to go to New York also for one day (8 hours drive in total). Although, it wasn’t my first time in US, I have to admit that […]

Size does matter in project planning only when it’s short



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Innovation Management in H2020 is like teenage sex. Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it! In case, you are one of the few around 11% of the 16000 applications  of the first […]

Innovation Management in H2020 is like teenage sex