Welcome back (that is for me)! I have been silent in my blog for a while but this was for a great reason. I have been focusing on organising the most significant event on developing Horizon 2020 grant applications, that is the 1st Horizon 2020 Virtual Summit. More than 35 top experts each one in different areas in Horizon 2020 deliver trainings, tips and best practices in dealing successfully with different H2020 aspects (e.g. ERC grants, Marie Curie, FET, SMEi, RIA/IA, dissemination/exploitation, commercialisation/transfer of knowledge, proposal aesthetics, networking tips, writing convincingly in English, FP9, etc). More than 40 hours of training provided via video-based interactive sessions that anyone can access anytime, anywhere via their mobile device or computer and an Internet connection. The value of these sessions is so powerful to anyone and to any level of competency from beginner to expert as well as to actors active in any european funding programme and not only in Horizon 2020. You can have life time access to all the training sessions delivered by all experts as well as to their presentations and to many other bonuses by purchasing the VIP pass that is currently under great discount.
Now in this training moment I am giving my three main conclusions out of the 1st Horizon 2020 Virtual Summit as well as why preparing the one-page proposal/concept as many other experts and trainers preach can be very insufficient as well as misleading for the foundation of a great proposal. Instead, I present to you more effective ways to get feedback from funding authorities and experts as well as attracting competent partners that you should instead give focus on.
For adding further value to what you have learned from this article/video, you can now register in my Funding Expert Accelerator Programme that in addition to have exclusive access every month to unique in-depth trainings on EU funds that I deliver nowhere else but only in this programme, you can also have an one-to-one live session with me remotely where I can guide you specifically on any challenges you are facing (e.g. your strong and weak points and how to work for becoming a great funding expert, which funding programmes can support your idea or your organisation’s mission, how to get involved in proposals as partner, how to deal with specific issues in regards to a grant application or a funded project that you are involved, etc.) You set the agenda for our discussion and coaching session according to your own needs.
Finally, I provide below 5 key-messages I kept from this video that everyone should remember that wishes to be a great funding expert with value.