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Who is Nikolaos Floratos
Nikolaos is ranked by Google and Linkedin at the top three positions as funding expert. The last 10 years, he has transformed thousands of individuals from more than forty countries into successful grant application developers through outstanding training and coaching practices. He is the author also of the ebook "Who are the champions in Horizon 2020 and what you can learn from them" and he is also the host and organiser of the Horizon 2020 Virtual Summit the largest annual virtual training event with more than 35 top experts in Horizon 2020 as trainers and more than 2500 participants. He is an expert on behalf of the European Commission on evaluating and reviewing projects and proposals since 2003 and currently, through his PhD research, he focuses on student engagement and he has proved that anyone can master even complicated subjects very fast by receiving training and support in an engaging way and with the proper instruction strategy. He delivers all his courses and seminars based on continuous interactions with his audience and based on “recipes” and practical steps that allow them to absorb easily what they should master and achieve extraordinary results very quickly. He has received more than 70 recommendations in his linkedin profile as a funding expert, coach and trainer. Recently, he has founded the Funding Expert Academy for transforming individuals into great grant application developers. As a business angel himself and member of the European Business Angel Network, he invests in and supports also start-ups and innovative businesses on expanding their market potential. A list of indicative universities and other european or internationa organisations that I have supported researchers on Horizon 2020 follow below:
  • Open University of Catalonia (Spain)
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • FUNDACION PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA INVESTIGACION SANITARIA Y BIOMEDICA DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA -FISABIO (Spain)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics (Germany)
  • Karlstad University (Sweden)
  • Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)
  • Sabanci University (Turkey), 
  • University of Bergen (Norway),
  • Seinajoki University (Finland)
  • Satakunta Univesity (Finland)
  • The University of Tampere (Finland)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
  • Cergy Pontoise University (France)
  • Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway (Ireland)
  • Center for Research and Technology (Greece)
  • National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS" (Greece)
  • Technical University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • University of Malta (Malta)
  • KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Louvain University (Belgium)
  • VITO nv (Belgium)
  • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • University of Sheffield (UK)
  • DCU St. Patrick's College (UK)
  • Central European Institute of Technology - Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
  • Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (Latvia)
  • University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • The University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • University of Perugia (Italy)
  • The University of Padova (Italy)
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • The University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • European Academy for Education and Social Research (Ireland)
  • Santarem Polytechnic Institute (Portugal)
  • Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian/Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal)
  • The University of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Olympic Committee of Serbia (Serbia)
  • European Regions Research and Innovation Network (European)
  • European Platform for Rehabilitation (European)
  • University of Pretoria (South Africa)
  • South Africa Research and Innovation Management Association (South Africa)
  • Western Africa Research and Innovation Management Association.

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