Exploitation Plan Course
 

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How to Write a Plan for Use and Dissemination of Knowledge

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Overview of the Course

In Framework 7 (and 6) projects the partners are contractually obliged to prepare a document entitled 'Plan for Use and Dissemination of Knowledge'. In Framework 7 this document is presented at the end of the project. In Framework 6 projects the document is updated at the end of each reporting period. The aim of this course is to train researchers how to prepare this document.

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Course Presenter: Sean McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm 

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Course Contents

Module 1: Overview of the Exploitation Plan

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Cordis Technology Market Place

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Layout of the Exploitation Plans

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Legal/Contractual Status of the Exploitation Plans 

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The Exploitation Plans in FP6 and FP7

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Strategic importance of the Exploitation Plan

Module 2: Background to the Exploitation Plan

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European Research Area

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Lisbon Agenda

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Aho Report

Module 3: The Exploitation Plan Datasheets

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Part 1 Datasheets + Examples

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Part 2 Datasheets + Examples

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Part 3 Datasheets + Examples

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Examples of Completed Datasheets

 Module 4: How to Write the Exploitation Plan

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Who writes thee Plan? (Guidelines vs. Practical Experience)

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How to include and cost the Exploitation Plan in the workplan

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The Exploitation Plan  in FP6 and FP7

Module 5: Sample Presentation of an Exploitation Plan

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Layout of the Presentation (Final Review)  

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The Hydrocarbex Project Exploitation Plan

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Websites for Sample Exploitation Plans

Module 6: How to Identify Exploitable Results

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Checklist of R&D Results

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How to Translate R&D Results into Exploitable Results

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Tables for Prototypes, Documents, Data, Media, Software…

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Where to find the Exploitable Results

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Exploitable Results from Basic Research  

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Exploitation Route 1: Commercial Exploitation

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Exploitation Route 2: Input to Standards

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Exploitation Route 3: Input to Policy

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Exploitation Route 4: Input to Education

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Exploitation Route 5: Further R&D

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Exploitation Route 6: Social Exploitation

 Module 7: Commercial Exploitation of R&D Results

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Innovation in Enterprises: The Role of R&D

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Obstacles to Innovation (Facts and Figures)

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Business Priorities in Enterprises

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Expertise and Funding of each phase of the Innovation Process

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Sources of Information on Innovation in Enterprises

 Module 8: Exploitation of R&D Results through EU Policies

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The Relevance of EU R&D Programmes to EU Policy

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Terminology of EU Policies and EU Documents

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Institutions of the EU

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How EU Policy is Prepared

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Sources of Information on EU Policies (Websites)