3 tips for immediately impressing the evaluators of your grant application and especially in Horizon 2020

I have been silent for some time and there is a great reason for that. Thank you all for querying where I am and what I am doing. In fact, I was very busy and I still am since we are preparing the 1st Horizon 2020 Virtual Summit that you will find more info at the end of this week’s training video. This is an event with tips and hints on Horizon 2020 from more than 30 top experts, each one with special expertise in their own field.

In this week’s training video, we will discuss how to impress the evaluators with the high quality of our grant application based on some universally applicable tips and best practices that are applied by the champions in the area. More specifically, we highlight tips such as preparing an introduction that begins with the problems and not with solutions (objectives), the type of language that we use as well as the illustrations and other visuals that we apply.

Do you have any further general tips to add? I am sure you have. Please share them below or share your views on the given tips.

How to learn  more tips and best practices from top experts in the area

Further to the training video, here is a bonus for you as a follower of my blog and videos. You can register below to five days free training provided by more than 30 top experts in Horizon 2020 during the Horizon 2020 Virtual Summit week. You do not need any physical presence but you can’t attend from your place virtually from your PC or mobile device connected to the Internet.
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Finally, I provide below 5 key-messages I kept from the video above that everyone should remember in order to become a great funding expert with value. The photos as background are taken from the place that this video was produced, i.e. from Brussels (once  again!).







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".