European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations



Exploitation and Dissemination of project results: support services from the European Commission

22. Oct 2020

Since one year, beneficiaries of FP7 and Horizon 2020 funding have the opportunity to publish their project results on the "Horizon Results Platform". The platform is part of the European Commission’s  Funding and Tenders Portal and has recently been updated.

The aim of the Results Platform is to present results to policy makers, society, other researchers, entrepreneurs and investors and give them the possibility to contact the project coordinators. Ultimately this shall facilitate collaboration between different actors and help to transfer results into society and the market.

Researchers are free to use the Results Platform on a voluntary basis. Persons having the roles of Project Coordinators and Participant Contacts in the Funding and Tenders Portal can use their EU-Login to access their project data and publish results on the platform. Projects who already presented their results in the previous release of the Results Platform are invited to review their content in the new version.

Another service the Commission provides to funded projects via the Funding and Tenders Portal is the Horizon Results Booster. Ongoing and closed projects funded in FP7 or Horizon 2020 can apply for consulting services in the field of exploitation and dissemination. Successful applicants will gain access to the following services free of charge:

  1. Portfolio Dissemination & Exploitation Strategy
  2. Business Plan Development
  3. Go-to-Market Support

In the upcoming Framework Programme Horizon Europe (2021-2028), visibility, exploitation and dissemination of project results is likely to increase in importance.