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Horizon Results Platform

A social media-like advertising space where key outputs from Horizon-funded projects are published, with as main goal to increase the impact of the results.

Programmes Horizon Europe   Horizon 2020  

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The Horizon Results Platform (HRP) is a repository of Key Exploitable Results (KER) of EU-funded research and innovation projects. These are the main and prioritised results, selected by the project partners, with a high potential value to be “exploited”. This means being usable and derive benefits downstream the value chain of a product, process or solution, or act as an important input to policy, further research, or education. A result can be any tangible or intangible output of the action, such as data, knowledge, and information whatever their form or nature.

The HRP aims to be a social media-like advertising space, a mirror of the H2020 programme. It is an easy to use, free of charge tool for beneficiaries in disseminating their KERs for exploitation purposes. Currently it is in “trial mode” with very few promotion activities, gathering feedback to make it better. Once the tool is fully relevant and has clear added value, more broad publicity campaigns (e.g. investors will be targeted) will be started.

Where to position HRP in the ecosystem

HRP positions itself as an actor in exploitation ecosystem, and will partner with the other actors in
the ecosystem like CORDIS, the Horizon Results Booster, the Innovation Radar, IPR Helpdesk, EEN, …

Difference between CORDIS and HRP?

CORDIS is the historical archive of all EU funded projects (from FP1 until H2020) and contains information on the projects (partners, goal, budget, …) and all the obligatory publications and results. HRP focusses on the key exploitable results, thus lists only the most important/relevant results.

Difference between EEN and HRP?

HRP will be a multiplier and does not intend to do active matchmaking. This because the HRP is limited to project results. Therefore, it will become a tool for Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and other ecosystem players. Besides that, HRP aims at becoming an essential tool for policy-driven initiatives (e.g. already used in that way for climate change and Covid topics).

Difference between Horizon Results Booster and HRP?

Horizon Results Booster is a service offering to projects to boost their impact. The services are excuted by a consortium of consulting companies and are paid for by the EC. You can get help in finetuning your dissemination and exploitation strategy, in developing a business plan for technologies or solutions developed in your project and even for a go-to-market strategy. HRP will (ideally) be used as an important brick in those strategies and plans.

Difference between The Knowledge Valorisation Platform and HRP?

The Knowledge Valorisation Platform will connect players across the EU to share their best practices, knowledge and expertise in putting the excellent research results and data we produce in Europe into practical use. It can be seen as a set of generic (and thus abstract) proven techniques that can be applied in the valoration and dissemination. HRP on the other hand is project-specific, and contains concrete results.

Is HRP only for Horizon?

Currently yes, but in the near future it will be expanded to contain also results of other innovation-focussed programmes, like specific ERA-NETS, HE European Partnerships and LIFE.

How to use HRP

You can search the database on keywords and further refine the results based on filters (indicate target audiences, needs, result maturity, investor readiness etc…). A project can have multiple results. Publication of results is done by the individual project participants. To ensure the quality, a peer validation system is installed (by project partners, by the EC project officer, and platform moderators). This should drive an easier match-making process. For the more visual learnings, don't forget to look at the available multimedia content on HRP-TV, where your can find video interviews, demo’s, testimonials…

Currently it is not required for projects to use the HRP. It will become mandatory from Horizon Europe onwards. This should be interpreted as: if a year after the project end there is still no
exploitation of a project result, it should be published! And yes, the obligation is waivable when there are good reasons for it (already highly successful, sensitive results, …).

It was created by the European Commission to increase the impact of results from innovation
actions. It aligns with the goal to offer enhanced Dissemination & Exploitation guidance to
applicants and beneficiaries and provide incentives to lead beneficiaries from the obligation towards
the opportunities of exploitation. This in response to one of the conclusions of the Lamy report, that
when results end up not used by the inventors (for whatever reason), they often will not be used at
all.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so go ahead and test it yourself.

Info compiled by NCP Flanders, based on a NCP Academy webinar with speakers from the EC on
2020-06-29 and updated after a Bridge2HE webinar with EC speakers on 2021-11-23 (handouts added as attachment).

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STARGATE - Sustainable Aviation

The Stargate project obtained funding under the special Green Deal call of Horizon 2020, more in particular under the topic of “green ports and airports”.  It received the maximum score of the evaluators and was selected out of more than 40 projects. Stargate’s purpose is to prove that sustainable aviation is possible and happening. It focuses on the further decarbonization of the aviation industry, the improvement of local environmental quality and the stimulation of the modal split. Together with a consortium of 21 European partners with a diverse and rich expertise (airports, community partners, knowledge institutions, consultants, local governments, …), Brussels Airports takes the lead as lighthouse airport to develop and implement innovative solutions. Results that prove successful can be deployed at the fellow airports (Toulouse, Budapest, Athens). Over the course of the coming five years, the consortium will exchange knowledge to investigate and realize more than 30 concrete projects.

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