This Training Workshop provided an overview of Horizon 2020 and relevant partnerships in the Health Sciences field, with a specific focus on areas of particular relevance to scientists from Egypt. Following a thorough introduction to the programs as well as its eligibility and financial rules, course participants learned how to navigate through the plethora of funding opportunities and how to lay the groundwork for their H2020 participation. In a step-by-step approach, the speakers were able to guide the audience through the entire proposal process, starting with the basics of project planning, work allocation, and time planning all the way to writing a competitive proposal.
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in transnational individual work, or in international collaborative research. The presented content was equally relevant to young scientists at the beginning of their career and to well-established researchers, in particular to those working in the Health Sciences.
Dr. Claudia Schacht
Founder and Managing Director, LINQ Management GmBH
Dr. Claudia Schacht holds a degree in Languages and a Ph.D. in Medicine and has been working in international research and innovation projects for more than 15 years. She is the founder and managing director of LINQ Management, a professional management provider for international collaborative projects based in Berlin, Germany, and working with partners from around the globe. Claudia has supported successful applications to a wide array of national and international funding programs. Furthermore, she has guided more than 30 resulting projects with funding up to 28 million EUR through grant preparation and implementation, and many of those to successful follow-up initiatives. She has been giving workshops and training and/or worked as an external expert for the European Commission, EIT Health and the EDCTP. Her particular focus in recent years has been clinical studies and capacity building projects in Africa, as well as collaboration with industry.
Project Manager, LINQ Management GmBH
Malte Streitz has 4 years of project management experience. He has worked and studied in Germany, the US, and the UK and holds degrees in Linguistics and Literature. At LINQ Management, he is in charge of managing international medical research projects funded by Horizon 2020, the EDCTP, and the MRC UK. His expertise lies in project management, financial management, and reporting. Malte has a teaching background and has been giving workshops and presentations on European funder’s requirements in Sub-Saharan Africa.