Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation

Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation

What is the difference and why they all matter?

Beneficiaries of Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 funding must carry out activities to increase the impact of their project results by:

• Sharing research results with the scientific community, commercial players, civil society and policymakers (dissemination).

• Using their project results to tackle societal problems, in policymaking or for commercial purposes (exploitation).

• Informing, promoting and communicating activities and results (communication).

Dissemination and exploitation are a requirement of the grant agreement, in addition to communication activities.

Check out the new guide on communication, dissemination and exploitation, published by the European Research Executive Agency, to understand the differences between these three concepts, and get acquainted with the different European Commission tools that can support your Project.

🎯 GUIDE Communication, dissemination & exploitation what is the difference and why they all matter (

Published: June – 2023

Author(s): European Research Executive Agency (European Commission)