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Join our workshop on Horizon 2020 at the 7th EMBO meeting in Mannheim

September 05 2016

Last year, ttopstart was present at the 6th annual EMBO meeting (5-8 September 2015, Birmingham) as an invited speaker, where Jasper Levink provided a successful workshop on increasing success rates in the European flagship initiative Horizon 2020. This year, we are back with even more essential information on how to improve your performance in both national and international subsidy programmes.

EMBO is an organisation of more than 1700 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. The major goals of the organisation are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

The 7th annual EMBO meeting will be held from 10-13 September 2016 in Mannheim, Germany. It promises to be a great event, with more than 1000 attendees, over 20 workshops and a great line-up of 90 speakers from all over Europe. EMBO meetings aim to provide career opportunities through networking events and other career-related activities. In this light, ttopstart will once again provide a workshop on Horizon 2020.

This year, we will highlight our funding model canvas, a novel tool developed by ttopstart that can help prepare your research team for grant applications. The canvas is based on nine criteria that strongly influence the chances of receiving funding. It identifies strengths and weaknesses to develop a strategic plan for improving overall  success in grant applications. Furthermore, Jasper Levink will explain some key tricks and best practices that ttopstart uses to reach success in Horizon 2020 (including Minto's Pyramid principle, ttopstart’s own FFWD methodology, and more).

Although specifically aimed at scientists with previous experience in grant writing, this presentation is relevant for anyone interested in Horizon 2020, strategies to acquire funding or the writing of a strong subsidy proposal. More information on the workshop can be found here.

We hope to see you on 13 September! Please feel free to contact us if you are unable to attend, but want to know more!

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Karlijn Bastiaansen, PhD