WP 6: Dissemination and communication

Development of dissemination and communication plan for the project.

Objectives: To ensure the efficient dissemination of knowledge developed during this project. To ensure that the environmental and ecological sustainability of the proposed system achieve. To ensure a viable commercial basis for post project exploitation of the technology.

Key dissemination and implementation tasks: 

T6.1 Develop dissemination and communication plan:

All partners will be engaged in WP6 and they are expected to establish interaction and research information into practice and to act as multipliers of information. A detailed dissemination and communication plan for the project will be developed. This will identify respective target-groups, channels and types of deliverables such as: academia (~17 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals), national and international policy-makers (policy briefs/newsletters, tailored seminars/workshops), industry stakeholders (professional magazines, workshops, meetings and conferences) and education. Communication of the current activities and results will be a continuous activity directed to the different groups of collaborators of the project. In addition, the project will use a variety of communication media including television, magazines and newspapers. A detailed time/activity plan will be established in cooperation with the steering group with the aim of verifying the main goal of the project and how this solves major challenges for the industry and society. Related industrial networks and technology platforms (i.e. FoodNexus, NTP Food for life, Fremtidsmat etc.) will be actively used as arenas for knowledge transfer including teaching of students and post-qualifying education. In addition, we will engage in workshops and targeted presentations to potential partners including technical presentation and discussion, as well as prototype demos.

T6.2 Exploitation strategy:

We will develop an Exploitation Strategy for the management of knowledge and intellectual property, which will be linked with the various dissemination activities planned. The basis of the strategy is to allow the new scientific knowledge created by the project to be actively disseminated amongst academic communities to validate it, and industrial communities to implement it. However, prior to the program of dissemination activities, the partners will patent the technological capabilities developed. Results from “T5.4 Innovation strategies and methodologies” will be directly fed into WP6. Our associated partner EAT will will provide access for the FoodProFuture project to their collaboration network of research institutions, corporations, and NGOs for dissemination purposes in order to support a rapid uptake of the generated knowledge for further innovation exploitation and value creation. After testing and evaluation, the Consortium will carry out dissemination of the preliminary results to potential customers and partners in related projects. The results will also be disseminated to other sectors where some parts of the technology could be applied.

T6.3 Website portal:

At the start of a project, a website will be established to provide a vehicle for dissemination of information within the consortium and to the wider professional and general public. Project documents will be posted on the private sector of the project website so that all partners can access it at any time, but it will remain hidden from the public.