How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal
 

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How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal (Pillar II and Pillar III)

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Overview of the Course

Impact has become one of the key evaluation criteria in Pillar II (Industrial Leadership) and Pillar III (Societal Challenges) of Horizon 2020. 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: Dr. Seán 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: How Pillar II and Pillar III Proposals are Evaluated

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The Evaluation Process

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Proposal Stage (B2 Impact)

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Evaluation of Proposals (B2 Impact)

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The Panel Meeting (Selection of Proposals for Funding)

Module 3: 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 4 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 5 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 programme will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). In 2017 the European Commission published a list of the top 100 universities and research organisations participating in Horizon 2020. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 74 of these top 100 universities and research organisations.

Since 1995 over 76,000 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).

Sean has been active in the Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects he was the coordinator. Four of Hyperion contracts has been audited by the European Commission. Today he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organizations who participate in the programmes.  More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm