Workshop title: Seeking international partners for network establishing and future collaborating for R&D funding and innovation projects.
Facilitator1: Audun Amundsen, R&D coordinator
Facilitator2: Hong Wu, Associate Professor
Affiliation: Østfold University College
Duration: 2 hours
Description; Information about research program: H2020 and EEA, Process skills, communication and collaboration etc.

Proposed workshop flow:
Facilitator1: Audun Amundsen, R&D coordinator:
Introducing/promoting EU funding sources and seeking for potential collaboration partners in this context:
Facilitator2: Hong Wu, Associate Professor:
Grouping workshop attendants, organizing discussions and collecting/presenting outcomes for further process.

Expected outcome: Workshop participants will have an opportunity to:

  1. Gain skills about two possible funding sources for R&D projects
  2. Establish cooperation among participants with the aim of develop a project proposal in order to submit this and get funding for future co-operation and development.
  3. Best of all, targeting or defining relevant 1-2 research topics that gathering relevant partners for the next move – applying funding

Workshop title: Creating Values – Impact & Exploitation in Horizon 2020 project proposals

Facilitator: Jörg Scherer

Affiliation: Head of Training & Awareness Raising Activities European IPR Helpdesk / CEO Eurice GmbH

Duration: 75 minutes


Horizon 2020 is a very attractive and flexible programme to incorporate intellectual assets into proper exploitation strategies for further technology development or business solutions. The new work programme spanning the upcoming period of 2018-2020 will have EU funding of around €30 billion, making it by far the largest single integrated programme of publicly funded research and innovation during this period across the EU.

Boosting impacts including  more  effective  dissemination  and  exploitation  of  research results (Intellectual Property/IP) has  been  the  guiding  principle throughout  the  elaboration of the new calls for proposals – creating new challenges and expectations to be met by applicants/consortia.

The workshop will therefore address the overall topic of how to create value through professional management and exploitation of IP. Based on a very practical and comprehensive training approach, participants will be made familiar with central concepts and strategies of how to turn intellectual assets into value-creating innovations and increase the impact of Horizon 2020 project results – as expected by project evaluators .

Expected outcome: ........................................

The workshop addresses proper exploitation strategies for proposals ranging from basic research to systems operations.

·         How will results be protected?

·         How will Joint Ownership be treated?

·         How will the exchange of existing knowledge and know-how (i.e. “background”) and results among partners and external stakeholders be managed? What are the best conditions to grant access rights?

·         What are the best and most viable routes for exploitation of Horizon 2020 results?