In mid-July 2019, Stefan Grünert, our Project Developer and Grant Advisor, gave a 2-day training course to prepare candidates for the ERC Consolidator interviews in Brussels. The training was held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and was attended by 3 Principal Investigators that were preparing themselves for the interview.
During the training, Stefan helped the candidates shaping their presentations in order to build final successful presentations. Special focus was given to how the scientist should present his/her impact and career prospects and their project, but also on how to be more efficient in communicating their ideas through verbal and non-verbal tips. The training finished with a simulation of the interview, including potential questions from the evaluating panel and specific feedback to the attendees.