How to Explain 'Potential Impact' of Research
 

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How to Explain the 'Potential Impact' of a Research Project

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Overview of the Course

In Framework 7 (and Horizon 2020) researchers are obliged to explain the 'Potential Impact' of their research proposals. During the project implementation they have to produce a document entitled  'Plan for Use and Dissemination of Knowledge'. The aim of this course is to train researchers how to understand and explain the concept of 'Potential Impact'

Course Duration: 9:00 to 12:30 (or 9:30 to 13:00)

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

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Course Contents

Module 1: Background to Impact

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The Political Relevance of Impact

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The problems research have in understanding/explaining impact

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Framework 7 Impact Evaluation Criteria

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Framework 7 Plan for Use and Dissemination of Knowledge

Module 2: Value Chains

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Overview of Value Chains

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Examples of Value Chains for Biotechnology, Energy and Information Technology

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Other 'Pipelines': the European Policy Making Process, how Standards are prepared.

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Participants will draw the Value Chains relevant to their research fields

Module 3: Outputs, Outcomes and Impact

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Definition and Examples of Project Outputs

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Definition of Outcomes and Impacts

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Identification of 'Lead Users'

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Participants will identify the 'Lead Users' of their Research

Module 4: Sample Presentation of an Impact

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Step by step guide in explaining the impact

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Case Study: The Hydrocarbex Project Impact

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Layout of the Presentation (Final Review)

Module 5: Workshop

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A participant's research project will be selected for Impact analysis

Discussion

 

Programme Designer and Presenter

The course will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). Sean has been active in over 60 Framework projects. In 4 of these projects he was the 'Exploitation Manager' responsible for preparing the Plan for Use and Dissemination of Knowledge. Since 1998 over 30,000 participants have attended his courses in 27 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 210 research centres throughout Europe (www.hyperion.ie/clients.htm). More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm