Societal and Market Uptake

The impact of R&I activities addressed by the European Partnerships can be increased tremendously through dedicated dissemination and uptake strategies. Since European Partnerships address grand challenges, the stakeholder community is large and diverse. This calls for target group specific communication and dissemination channels that might benefit from a common approach across a variety of EU Member-States.

For the benefit of better and easier uptake of research results European Partnerships, specific measures for replication and upscaling, alignment of measures with a perspective on national innovation and investment programmes and cross-partnership approaches could contribute to produce useable outputs for stakeholders and applicants.

The creation of a common approach to communicate, exchange and learn with stakeholders, applicants and end-users increases the impact of research. A common transnational approach should include stakeholder involvement at all level of actions (priority setting of the SRIA, research implementation and dissemination of research findings). Key benefits are:

  • Higher intermediate and long-term impact of joint actions of European Partnerships
  • More effective in tackling societal challenges by changing the behaviour of end-users and changing societal systems
  • Close the research-implementation gap

For developing joint approaches of disseminating research results towards stakeholders/end-users, the ERA-LEARN identified the following key success factors:

  • Participatory approach to integrate and communicate with stakeholders and users from the very beginning of joint actions
  • Clear identification of needs for knowledge, data, infrastructure and expertise of stakeholders and users
  • Permanent/regular communication and exchange and transfer of knowledge with stakeholders and users (e.g. cooperation with other implementation oriented networks/initiatives related to the societal challenge)
  • Utilisation and cooperation with existing networks/initiatives/platforms of stakeholders and users to have a wider reach (e.g. Partnerships with European Technology Platforms and Joint Technology Initiatives, City Platforms)
  • Develop dedicated instruments and activities to approach and integrate end-users (e.g. joint calls, research infrastructure, data, etc.)


FACCE-JPI Valorisation Strategy

As proposed in the Communication and Valorisation Strategy, FACCE-JPI follows a framework for exploitation, dissemination and communication of key scientific results by translating them into possible policy and practice options or other outputs in order to improve FACCE-JPI impact and visibility. In this regard, FACCE-JPI will put in place one of its instruments: a series of valorisation workshops that aim to valorise FACCE-JPI research project results.

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The Alignment Plan of JPI – AMR Antimicrobial Resistance

A crucial element of Joint Programming is the alignment of national and European Strategies with the SRA of JPIs. By aligning and co-ordinating AMR activities and national funding committed, the JPIAMR can better exploit its resources for maximal societal impact. It was recognized that in some areas research is carried out and funded by different national programmes in parallel. Other research topics are concentrated in geographical regions or well covered in some, but not all countries. These areas are considered as research subjects that will benefit by effective alignment of national strategies and programming between the member states. In some cases, where there is research that is more advanced, the area will be further explored for its economic value.

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The Agora: JPI Urban Europe’s Stakeholder Involvement Platform

For increasing knowledge circulation and uptake, the Agora – JPI Urban Europe’s Stakeholder Involvement Platform is a space for urban stakeholders with diverese backgrounds (researchers, practitioners, public administrators, planners, entrepreneurs, social innovators, and more.) to meet, exchange, identify and discuss priorities, and work together on the most pressing urban challenges of today and the future.

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Climate KIC – Developing A Theory of Change in R&I Programming

Climate-KIC works on transformative, systemic innovation that involves many connected innovations developing in parallel to trigger a shift in the system. Climate KIC aims to take good ideas, products or services from niche to mainstream to reach a tipping point and create maximum impact. Work on a Theory of Change in 2017 led EIT Climate-KIC to adopt a set of ‘impact goals’ to focus activities and direct them towards a common impact, acknowledging that these goals are deeply interrelated through shared, complex systems.

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