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News article28 March 20221 min read

New Guide Released: Successful Valorisation of Knowledge and Research Results in Horizon Europe

Just in time for the EU Knowledge Valorisation Week 2022 starting tomorrow, the European IP Helpdesk team has released a new guide taking a closer look at ways for research and innovation projects funded under “Horizon Europe” to successfully valorise the knowledge and results they generate, 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 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’ 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. Together with already available online manuals and guides that cover the individual topics more specifically, the guide aims to help beneficiaries of EU-funded projects gain a better understanding of successful valorisation strategies – including communication, dissemination and exploitation activities – in order to maximise the impact of their projects and research results.

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



Publication date
28 March 2022