Dissemination, exploitation and transfer of projects results are important activities during project life-time and beyond in order to make sure that projects fully achieve the expected impacts. Clustering of project activities, according to specific objectives and addressed themes, and their inter-linking with existing technology transfer activities, are effective ways to stimulate the take-up of project results and to exploit synergies. Further, there is a need to focus on knowledge transfer and training issues regarding present and future industrial workers in the whole value chain, for which a strong link between industry and academia is needed.
An adequate exploitation of such activities together with a joint analysis of the results obtained and the training needs during the project lifetime and beyond is also needed, to ensure an effective implementation at the PPP level.Scope:
Proposals should aim in particular to actively cluster existing activities under the SPIRE PPP that go beyond the exploitation and dissemination activities of each project. The initiative, which is expected to last 2 years, will require close collaboration with relevant industrial associations, technology and knowledge transfer programmes as well as the training community.
The project should aim at looking for new ways of engaging with the broader process community, and encouraging engagement with other networks in the process industry (e.g. regional networks).
Activities may include:
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 250000 and 500000 would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
The impact on the areas of application of the projects is expected to be: