Course 2: How to write an excellent impact section in an Horizon 2020 proposal (H2020-102)
Make a difference in your Horizon 2020 proposal with a great Impact section
The course duration is min 3 hours face-to-face including interactions. It does not include any break time as well as any presentations to be made by other speakers that should be added if applicable. The structure of the course has been optimized consistently in order to achieve the highest effect at the least possible duration and ensuring the largest participation, especially of individuals with a busy schedule.
Number of participants
There is no limitation on the number of participants. They can be from 6 to 600+ as long as they can listen to the instructor (Mr. Nikolaos Floratos) with a lavaliere microphone and can see his projections on screen wall and what he writes on the flipchart).
This course focuses on step-by-step best practices and techniques in developing an Impact section of high value within your grant application form. It is mainly applicable for collaborative type of actions (e.g. RIA, IA, SMEi, FTI, FET etc) but also many tips and techniques can be applied in all other type of actions (e.g. ERC and MSCA grants). More specifically, by the end of the course, participants are expected to:
- Realise the value of a Dissemination & Exploitation Strategy in your Horizon 2020 proposal
- Understand the difference between dissemination & exploitation and communication strategies
- Understand what EC evaluators expect to see under the Impact section and how to address that
- Understand why you need three different managers with different roles and expertise for successful implementation of the expected impacts
- Budget effectively the project communication, dissemination and exploitation activities
- Identify, analyse and prioritise your project stakeholders
- Describe convincingly how to engage the project stakeholders
- Identify highly related impacts in addition to the ones expected from the H2020 call topic and show how the project will contribute to each one of them
- Suggest measures for advancing innovation capacity and integrating new technology
- Identify, analyse and prioritise potential Barriers and Obstacles for achieving expected impacts and how you will avoid or overcome them
- Discover resources for building your strategy on expected impacts and barriers
- Describe an effective communication strategy
- Describe a great dissemination and exploitation strategy
- Understand the Innovation Development Cycle in your project and seeing beyond the end of the project
- Understand the value and describe in your Horizon 2020 proposal the commercialisation strategy of your project beyond its contractual period
- Describe in your Horizon 2020 proposal the business strategy of your project beyond its contractual period and
- Describe a research data management plan of high value
Course Structure and Approach
Adding extra value in your proposal by considering strategies applicable beyond the contractual project end
Important Note - Why you should attend this course:
- Do you know that most of the Horizon 2020 grant applications above the threshold that have not been funded, have received a lower mark in Impact?
- Do you know that anyone with the proper guidance, practice and access to resources can develop an excellent Impact section in any Horizon 2020 grant application?
- Writing an Impact section of high value is actually one of the key-success factors for developing a winning proposal in Horizon 2020 but many organisations including research institutes, industry, SMEs, policy advisors (NGOs, Non-profit ones) face many challenges on preparing an impact section of high value. This course will support participants to master best practices and apply well-proved techniques for developing more effectively a great impact section in an Horizon 2020 proposal.
Available Unique Resources
In addition, we will make available to all participants the following powerful tools and templates that are based on best practices from more than one hundred successful applications in Horizon 2020:
- The Full-Module Training Handbook™ with the training slides for each one of the modules above
- The Horizon 2020 IMPACT section toolkit™ that contains key examples and editable templates related to Impact section.
We offer the best training experience at the most economical price. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide you more details on the training fee for delivering this distinct course at your premises.
A lavaliere microphone, projector to be connected to trainer’s laptop or to a PC, a screen wall, a flipchart and markers, wifi.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee:
We are the only training organization on Horizon 2020 that our approach is based on results and not on effort. We are so confident of the high value of our training that we personally guarantee on its quality, effectiveness and distinct value. In case, you are not satisfied with our training, then we will not get paid anything. Even if some of the participants have already participated in another Horizon 2020 training session, we are committed to deliver an eye-opening session for all participants from novices to senior experts in Horizon 2020.
About the Trainer - Nikolaos Floratos
Nikolaos is ranked by Google and Linkedin in the top three positions as funding expert. His passion is education and training and his mission is to transform the life of individuals and make them better persons with his training. He is also a Phd researcher in student engagement and eLearning. He is a lifelong learner with B.Eng and M.Sc in Electrical Engineering and Communications from Imperial College, London, an MBA from National Technical University & Athens University of Economics and Business and recently completed his Bachelor of Arts in history of civilizations as a hobby. 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 (www.horizon2020summit.eu) 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 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 trained hundreds of organisations, universities and research institutions from all over Europe on how to exploit successfully Horizon 2020 and has received more than 100 recommendations at 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. A list of indicative universities and other european or international organisations that Nikolaos has supported researchers and individuals on Horizon 2020 follow below:
- Open University of Catalonia (Spain)
- Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
- Sabanci University (Turkey),
- University of Bergen (Norway),
- Seinajoki University (Finland)
- Satakunta Univesity (Finland)
- Cergy Pontoise University (France)
- European Academy (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)
- University of Perugia (Italy)
- Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
- European Academy for Education and Social Research (Ireland)
- Olympic Committee of Serbia (Serbia)
- European Regions Research and Innovation Network (European)
- European Platform for Rehabilitation (European)
- South Africa Research and Innovation Management Association (South Africa)
- Western Africa Research and Innovation Management Association.