Successful Valorisation of Knowledge and Research Results in Horizon Europe: Release of New Guide Developed in Cooperation with the European Commission

As part of the activities within the European IP Helpdesk initiative, Eurice has teamed up with different units of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation to develop a guide, which takes a closer look at ways for research and innovation projects funded under “Horizon Europe” to valorise the knowledge and results they generate successfully, and how to boost their impact through effective communication, dissemination and exploitation.

Valorising research results and scientific knowledge is key to delivering new solutions that benefit society and the economy. Proficient intellectual property (IP) management is one of the major facilitators (in fact, prerequisites) of enhanced knowledge valorisation, which ensures additional value is created from projects funded under the EU’s current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

This guide helps clarify different concepts and terminology linked to the subject by briefly introducing key pillars of the EU’s knowledge valorisation policy before illustrating the differences between communication, dissemination and exploitation activities as well as the areas they have in common.

A first edition specifically addressing actions to maximise impact in the framework of Horizon 2020 projects was created in collaboration with members from the EC’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation – in particular the Directorate J – Common Support Centre and published in 2019.

The present, updated version of this guide builds on this previous version taking into account novel aspects related to Horizon Europe. Also, the team of authors has been expanded by members of the EC’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, Unit E.2 – Valorisation Policies & IPR.

The guide is available in the European IP Helpdesk resource library and the database of the EU’s Publications Office.

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