Horizon Results Booster


Brief description

Horizon Results Booster is a package of specialised dissemination and exploitation services designed to maximise the impact of R&I public investment and further amplify the added value of the Framework Programmes (FPs).
Specifically, Trust-IT meets the increasing requirement that projects have to disseminate their results effectively and efficiently. It also meets the need of identifying clusters of projects around thematic topics which can carry out joint dissemination activities and increase impact.

Duration:
May 2020 to Apr 2024 Still active
Type:
Policy & Analysis
Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation
Graphics & Promotion
Marketing & Tech Research
Sustainability Strategies
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Our role

Trust-IT forms part of the service delivery team and provides a pool of dissemination experts for the bulk of the dissemination-related services.
Experts from Trust-IT are involved mainly in delivering Service 1 Portfolio Dissemination and Exploitation Strategy (PDES) - Module A - Identification and creation of the portfolio of R&I project results, and Module B - Portfolio Dissemination Plan (design and execution). 

In Module A, Trust-IT groups several complementary projects and develops an analysis of their results and their stakeholders in preparation for joint dissemination activities. This exercise allows projects that may not be familiar with each other to find commonalities and strengthens synergies between them through a newly-found common ground through the service.  

In Module B, Trust-IT develops and implements a joint dissemination plan which includes a standard set of joint dissemination materials (a flyer and a video) that concisely promotes the projects and their benefits, an online dissemination course to build dissemination skills and offers the choice of two dissemination expert packages (i.e. copywriting, policy brief, event support etc.) where the HRB-Trust-IT dissemination experts provide hands on support to the projects. 
Trust-IT follows its heritage of building synergies between different projects and supporting them with dissemination activities with its previous experience of coordinating and delivering the Common Dissemination Booster - the pilot initiative and predecessor to the HRB.

Experts from TRUST-IT will be involved mainly in Service 1 Portfolio Dissemination and Exploitation Strategy (PDES), specifically for Module A - Identification and creation of the portfolio of R&I project results, and Module B - Portfolio Dissemination Plan (design and execution), leveraging the previous experience of TRUST-IT in delivering similar services within the successfully concluded Common Dissemination Booster.

Impact

The dissemination modules that Trust-IT delivers for the HRB can have a direct impact on how project results are disseminated by projects. The impact of this on a policy level is to both clarify to policy makers and citizens the quality of research funded by the EC and to also improve opportunities for exploitation and uptake or usage of the project results.

Projects will also be able to disseminate more effectively in groups and be able to reach broader audiences by leveraging each other's networks.

Results

In its second year of activity, Trust-IT has been and is delivering over HRB modules to over 100 project groups.

  • 750+ individuals take part in HRB dissemination modules;
  • 20+ dissemination plans developed;
  • 18+ fliers created;
  • 16+ video pills created;
  • 5+ policy briefs written;
  • 5+ events supported;
  • …and counting!

Onboarding your target communities to ensure uptake of research solutions requires a structured approach, deep analytical skills and the design and implementation of communication and engagement plans made up of a mix of techniques and tools.

If you need to identify and build the perfect audience for your research activity and boost your community, contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

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