All project partners will ensure that the dissemination of results via relevant channels is fitting for their regional/local Innovation Ecosystem.

The consortium will also exchange with institutions who are responsible for the management of key platforms with relevance for the EU (e.g. DG REGIO/S3 Platforms, DG ENER/ DG Environment, Erasmus + and JUST Transition platform, EIC).

The PEDR will be developed in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the EIT-HEI Initiative to ensure alignment of dissemination activities (finalized to be defined by Month 7 with the following topics):

  • Listed objectives of the dissemination, exploitation, and transferability activities,
  • Subjects of dissemination,
  • Target audience,
  • Dissemination methods and tools,
  • Timing of dissemination activities,
  • Cooperation on dissemination and exploitation with external partners and existing platforms,
  • Distribution of responsibilities for dissemination and rules for planning and performing dissemination activities (e.g. partner roles).

Dissemination activities will follow principles and best practices that have already been tested successfully in other EU projects, and the project’s results/reports will be duly reviewed by project partners.

After the HEI4S4-RM project will be concluded, built on the consortium partners’ best efforts to exploit and transfer the project results, having in mind the HEIs vision 2030. In this respect, we envision the following follow-up activities:

  • The project website will be kept operational for 3 years after the project, mainly in the form of a low- maintenance repository of project documents (project website transforming into project repository).
  • Project results will be posted on the EIT-HEI website and the online portal of EIC.
  • The results of the project will be used in further innovation activities dealing with just transition scenarios.
  • Publications will be made available in the public domain, validating the added significance and positive impacts of the project on the European regions and the importance of HEI in Innovation Ecosystems in general.
  • Replicated blueprints/recommendations/training advice/ transferability of innovation and entrepreneurship best practices of EUs Innovation Ecosystems, both in terms of process and outcome, taking into account national and regional characteristics.

The main dissemination activities planned during the lifetime of the project will be:

  1. The project website will contain information about training activities and materials for students, academic and non-academic staff; Talent Labs and networking-wide activities with the raw material and mining sector, HEIs´ efforts and structures promoting related innovation and entrepreneurship.
  2. Periodic newsletters (every six months) highlighting the most valuable results & actions (uploaded on the project website and sent by e-mail to subscribers, part of the Innovation Ecosystems of HEI involved.
  3. Periodic publication and press releases about project topics (at least 2 every 6 months);
  4. Networking events and celebration of Talent Labs: Presentation of results (oral/poster) at transnational events/conferences; Participation at least in 4 topic-related events/conferences; opportunity for students, academic and non-academic staff to network, establish knowledge exchange/transfer & develop collaborations.
  5. Other channels: Entrepreneurship kit – “first steps”; videos of recorded webinars and courses; social media (HEIs Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.); HEI4SR-RM Knowledge Transfer & Innovation Idea Platform; Final project booklet; divulgation through other EU-wide platform/projects.