Nikolaos is ranked by Google and Linkedin in the top three positions as funding expert. He speaks fluent English and after his undergraduate and postgraduate studies as engineer in London at Imperial College and City University, has been working for a number of consultancy and Information Technology companies as consultant and project manager across Europe. He has completed also an MBA (Master in Business Administration) at two of the most prestigious universities in Greece (NTUA and AUEB) 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. Equipped with eight years of training experience has transformed thousands of individuals from more than fourty countries to exploit successfully european funds including Horizon 2020 grants.
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 strategy. He delivers all his courses and seminars based on continuous interactions from his audience and based on “recipes” that allow them to absorb easily what they should master and achieve extraordinary results very quickly. He has received more than 70 recommendations at his linkedin profile as a funding expert, coach and trainer.