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How to Explain the  'Impactí of a Horizon 2020 Proposal

Module 1 Impact in Horizon 2020


Participant Portal

Work Programmes listing topics and expected impact (Link)

Proposal Forms for Horizon 2020 Proposals (Link)

Evaluation Forms for Horizon 2020 Proposal (Link)


Political Background to Impact


Impact Assessment of European Union Programmes


Impact Assessment Guidelines


Impact Assessment Guidelines


Impact Assessment (2013 Roadmaps)  


Understanding the long term impact of the Framework programmes (2012)


The Impact of publicly funded research on innovation 


Research Excellence Framework (UK) Impact assessment


Report on Impact from Public R&D (Proinno)


European Science Foundation report on Impact Assessment (Link)


Forward Looking Activities (Foresight Studies)

     Foresight Network Fiches 2030 (Prepare the Commission for future opportunities)

EFFLA (European Forum for Forward Looking Activities)

European Foresight Platform

EFMN (European Foresight Monitoring Network)

JRC Forlearn


IKNOW (Wild cards or weak signals)

INFU (Innovation Foresight)

SANDERA (Security Foresight)

SESTI (Scanning Emerging Science and Technology Issues)

      IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies) 

      JRC Forlearn

      European Science Foundation: Forward Look


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Module 2 Concepts needed to explain Impact

Value Chains

bulletMichael Porter Value Chain
bulletKey Enabling Technologies Report
bulletTechnology Platforms Technology Platforms 
bulletPhotovoltaics Value Chain
bulletPhotonics (UK) Value Chain
bulletSteve Job's description of the Innovation and Value Chain (Link)

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

bulletHorizon 2020 definition of TRL (Annex G of General Annexes)
bulletEARTO Report on TRL (Link)
bulletNASA definition of TRL
bulletNASA TRL for Innovation
bulletARPA definition of TRL
bulletESA definition of TRL

Lead Users

bulletLead User (Eric von Hippel)
bulletLead User Definition (Link)
bulletEric von Hippel

Outputs, Outcomes and Impact

bulletMRC (UK) report on Outputs, Outcomes and Impacts (Link)
bulletEU Guide on Logical Framework
bulletEuropeAID Logical Framework Guide

Funding for Exploitation of Results

bulletEuropean Funding for Business
bulletEuropean Contracts and Grants
bulletEU Grants and Loans
bullet European Investment Bank
bulletEuropean Investment Fund 
bullet Crowd Funding
bullet Public Procurement of Innovation

Innovation Management

bulletEuropean Innovation Management Standard CEN/TS 16555-1
bullet IMProve


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Module 3 Impact in Technology Projects

Impact on Technology 

bulletThe Institute for Prospective Technologies and Studies Reports
bulletEuropean Information Technology Observatory 
bulletESF Forward Look 
bulletResponsible Partnering

Market Research Organisations

bulletFrost and Sullivan 
bulletForrester Research 
bullet Datamonitor
bullet Espicom (Pharmaceutical)
bullet Mintel 

Impact on Standards

bullet CENORM and CENSTAR  
bulletAcademic Institutions involved in research and training on standardization
bulletStudy on the Impact of Standardization 
bulletIntegrating Research and Standards 
bullet Standardisation issues[0000006331_00].html  

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Module 4 Impact in Social Sciences and Humanities

Impact on the Economy and the Market

bulletOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
bulletThe Economist 

Impact on Policy Making (Evidence Based Policy Making)

bulletEnvionmental Indicators (Link)
bullet Communicating Research for Evidence-Based Policy making

European Commission (2010). Communicating research for evidence-based policymaking. A practical

guide for researchers in socio-economic sciences and humanities. Publications Office, Luxembourg.


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Module 5: Proposal Clinic - the One Page Proposal

The One Page Proposal

Where to find facts and figures for the 5 Key Questions

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Exploitation, Dissemination, Communication and Outreach

bullet    Plan for Exploitation and Use of Research Results (Link)
bullet    Exploitation
bullet    Dissemination
bullet Guideline for Communicating the Results of EU Projects
bullet Communication and Outreach (Marie Curie Proposals)

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Impact in National and International Research Programmes

Impact in UK Research Programmes

bulletREF (Research Excellence Framework)
bulletPathways to Impact
bulletResearch Councils UK Research Impact Resources
bulletResearchfish - recording outcomes of UK research

Impact in International Funding Programmes

bulletNSF (National Science Foundation)
bulletNSF Broader Impacts
bulletNature Article on 'Broader Impacts'
bulletStar Metrics
bulletAustralian Research Impact Trial

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The 'European Science Paradox' and the 'Valley of Death'

bulletEuropean Science Paradox (1998)
bulletEuropean Science Paradox (2005)
bulletThe 'Valley of Death'  



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How to Write the Impact of Horizon 2020 Proposal

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