How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal
 

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How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal

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Overview of the Course

Impact has become one of the key evaluation criteria in European research proposals. Researchers have difficulty in understanding the concept of 'Impact' and in explaining the potential impact of their proposals. The aim of this course is to explain the concept of 'impact' and provide researchers and research support staff with guidelines on writing the impact part of Horizon 2020 proposals.

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: Impact in Horizon 2020

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Impact Assessment as a tool for European Policy Making

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Horizon 2020 Impact Indicators

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PEST Analysis

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Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

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Step by Step Guide to Describing Impact in Proposals

Module 2: Impact in Pillar I (Excellent Science)

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Impact from ERC Projects

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Impact of FET Projects

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Impact in Marie Curie Actions

Module 3: Impact in Pillar II and Pillar III in Horizon 2020

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Proposal Stage (B2 Impact)

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Evaluation of Proposals (B2 Impact)

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How Pillar II and III Proposals are Evaluated

Module 4: Proposal Clinics (Guide to Writing Impact)

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When Proposal Clinics are Used

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Format of a Proposal Clinic

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Defining Indicators to measure the Impact

Module 5 Impact on Industry (Pillar II and III)

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Impact on Value Chains, Technology Platforms and Business Models

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Impact of Enabling Technologies

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Impact on Standards

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Impact on Regional Smart Specialisation

Module 6 Impact in Social Sciences and Humanities (Pillar II and III)

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Impact on EU Policies and Legislation

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Stakeholder Analysis and Identifying Target Stakeholders

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Impact in Humanities Projects

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 1995 over 63,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 290 research centres throughout Europe (www.hyperion.ie/clients.htm). More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm