Common Dissemination Booster

(Ended in 2020 and services are continued through the Horizon Results Booster)



Actors from different countries, from multi-disciplinary sectors bringing different competences together, have been key elements of success within the pilot project “the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB)”. They have demonstrated the great potential European Research and Innovation projects have when they are clustered for the purpose of carrying out joint dissemination activities.

Clustering, Research & Innovation Missions, and the European Innovation Council have been three of the most debated issues in the Brussels R&I arena in recent discussions. These features are confirmed as relevant with the launch of Horizon Europe.

CDB Clusters came together from all corners of the European Research and Innovation landscape, addressing the societal challenges that Horizon Europe will focus on. They also dealt with future-oriented industrial sectors identified by the EC as strategic business areas, such as: Smart Health, Cybersecurity, Low-carbon Industry, Climate, Environment, Agriculture, Food and the Bio-economy.

We look forward to welcoming more and more European organisations to join forces on their dissemination and exploitation activities in the future. This can be a catalyst for success. It can ensure that results from R&I projects help sustain innovation and increase productivity in European businesses, shape and support the commercialisation of new products and services and bring them into new value chains resulting in long-standing strategic partnerships which consolidate different competences together.

Having insight and guidance from the collective expertise of multiple projects and their respective consortia, is a useful vehicle for European policy makers. Without a doubt, this warrants further investigation so more projects are guided on shaping the R&I, industrial, technological and digital policies for the future.

The scope of the CDB was to demonstrate the effectiveness of disseminating project results amongst projects grouped around “like-minded topics and disciplines”. In fact, we have listed a set of recommendations on the effectiveness of this. We feel we provided tangible outputs on topics related to EC priorities especially in the field of Horizon Europe Societal challenges[1] and Future-oriented industrial sectors[2]. Some of the principal highlights the CDB brought and that we witnessed during these months were the following:

  • Timely demonstrations of potential of clustering for joint dissemination activities & it managed to cover a wide range of disciplines crucial in the EU R&I landscape

  • Maximised & pooled knowledge & collective expertise of multiple projects and their consortia;

  • Created practical and new synergies that would not have happened had the CDB not existed;

  • Helped cement existing collaborations;

  • Forced cluster groups to contribute to European Commission activities (PPP, Joint undertaking, established clusters);

  • Effective capacity building in the Dissemination domain with high-surrender-value

  • Published Recommendations and Priorities for policy makers.

Trust-IT Services provided all Common Dissemination Booster services on behalf of the European Commission. It is now continued through the Horizon Results Booster



The Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) was a brand-new service from the European Commission which is free of charge and available to all, ongoing or closed, European, National, Regional funded Research & Innovation (R&I) projects (H2020, FP7 or other). The booster encourages projects to come together to identify a common portfolio of results and shows them how best to disseminate to end-users, with an eye on exploitation opportunities.

  • Brand-new service from the European Commission
  • Professional support to disseminate results from your R&I Project Groups
  • Free of charge
  • Available to all European and nationally-funded Research &Innovation (R&I) projects

The 5 CDB Services delivered over these two years



The full CDB pilot service ran from July 2017 to March 2020. It is now continued through the Horizon Results Booster

Go to the Horizon Results Booster