Christina Achilleos is an EU Funding Consultant, acting as a Proposal Writer and Project Manager for GrantXpert Consulting. She holds a degree in Business Administration (First Class Honours’) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Leicester. She is a full-time member at GrantXpert Consulting for the past 4 years, following a prior 2 years successful collaboration with the team as a part-time external Research Associate.
Christina has an expertise and a track record in the Horizon 2020 programme EIC Pilot (previously known as SME Instrument), helping innovative SMEs across the EU receive EU funding. Christina is also heavily involved in the preparation of proposals in other European programmes, such as Erasmus+, Joint Programming Initiatives with an emphasis on Cultural Heritage, and Culture.
She is also an expert in preparing proposals for a number of National Programmes released by the Ministries of the Cypriot Government and the Research & Innovation Foundation (RIF); i.e. Youth and Female Entrepreneurship scheme, Research and Innovation in Cypriot SMEs scheme, and all RESTART 2016-2020 programmes.
Christina is also implementing various Erasmus+ projects on behalf of GrantXpert, both in the role of partner and coordinator. She is an active trainer in the area of entrepreneursial soft-skills building.