Promote your projects, results and demonstrators on the EFFRA Innovation Portal
The following guidance describes how you can promote and share information about your projects and associated results and demonstrators on the EFFRA Innovation Portal.
Please note that on this page you can find video tutorials that cover different aspects of the use of the EFFRA Innovation Portal. Some of the videos are also refered to within the descriptions below.
The emphasis is on the Innovation Portal on describing the impact of the developed approaches and technologies and on showing the way forward to the implementation in manufacturing industry.
Describing and sharing the outcome of Factories of the Future projects is also essential for collecting input for the compilation of the yearly and mandatory FoF PPP progress monitoring reports.
- How to Access - visibility as contact person (and receive or grant permissions to edit your project and project result)
- Share the latest information about the (expected) project impact and its results and demonstrators (and describe the significance of innovations, impact and added value, significance to SME,...)
These two points are also covered by this video.
This point is also explained in this video.
How to Access (and receive or grant permissions to edit your project and project results) - visibility as contact person
See also this video.
You can register on the EFFRA Innovation Portal by requesting an invitation to the EFFRA office (send a message to portal @ effra.eu). You will receive a link that provides you access to the registration page. After registering (and associating yourself to an organisation), you can ask the project coordinator (or the EFFRA office) to add your personal account to the project (with or without editing permission - see the screenshots below). (More than one account from the same organisation can be associated to the project)
When a user is associated to a project, this user can view all information of the project, also the not yet published results or demonstrators.
Once associated to a project, the coordinator or anybody else with editing rights for that project can provide other project participants with editing rights. The visibility in the contact section of the public project page, can be set with the checkbox, however, the overall privace settings of that user (set by that user under 'Profile') should also allow this visibility.
Associating users to a project:
Share the latest information about the (expected) project impact and its results and demonstrators.
See also this video.
Herewith a screenshot from the ROBO-PARTNER project page:
Completing the description of your project and its project results on the EFFRA Innovation Portal includes the following steps:
- Describe the general features and overall status of your project
- Update the project summary whenever appropriate.
- Make sure that the project web site is indicated. You can also include links to web resources in the text fields.
- Make sure that the project logo is uploaded (please indicate this picture as the 'main' picture). Uploading a picture for illustrative purposes is also recommended.
- Describe (expected) results and demonstrators of the projects
- You can edit and add descriptions of project results and project demonstrators. Be aware that any item can be indicated both as a result and a demonstrator at the same time or either as a result or a demonstrator.
- Please associate contact persons to the project results and demonstrators. These contact persons need to be registered in the portal (see below).
- Uploading a picture for illustrative purposes is also recommended.
- the significant innovations, use case requirements and lessons learned and significance for SMEs
- the added value and impact
There are two lists in the section 'characteristics' (below the general project information) for each of these aspects, appearing both on the project page as well as on all pages of associated results and demonstrators.
When clicking the 'Add/edit' button for 'Significant innovations, use case requirements and lessons learned', you see a form where you can rate the signifance of a parameter or provide a value. But in all cases, please provide comments. Please also note that this section is published, meaning that you share these comments on the respective project and results/demonstrator pages.
The form 'Added value and impact' looks like this. Please note the highlighted quantitative items (reduction of emissions, waste, et...) which appeared in a separate KPI list last year. In order to reduce overlapping of forms, these items have now been included under the section 'Added value and impact'. In addition, please note that also this section is published on the respective project and results/demonstrator pages.
You can position your projects, the results and demonstrators on Technologies and enablers and other cross-cutting factors.
You can also position your projects, the results and demonstrators on pathways to digitalisation of manufacturing. More information here.
Please note that, using the publicly available data files from cordis, imports of informaton about public deliverables are carried out on at least 6 monthly intervals.
See also this video.
This means that project representatives should not upload information on the Innovation Portal that is already available via Cordis. However, by highlighting some specific characteristics about the results and demonstrators (whenever appropriate using the structured lists) the quality of the information and its ‘searchability’ on the Innovatio Portal will be increased. Also information that projects wish to share but that is not reflected by public deliverables can be uploaded, including links to web resources where more information can be obtained. It is up to the projects to decide which results/demonstrators would be published or ‘unpublished’ on the Innovation Portal.
The search functionality and the role of structured lists.
The portal is equipped with a quite powerful search engine, which supports the free text search. See for instance this search action on Human and robots in manufacturing (and the associated screenshot below).
The quality of the search and the returned information is dependent on the quality of the short descriptions of the projects and the associated results and demonstrators. The quality can also be significantly raised by providing specific information via the structured lists (also accessible via the structured wiki).
All information that is included on the Innovation Portal should be considered as public information. This is comparable to the information that is made available to the European Commission through public reports or deliverables.
For any question about the Innovation Portal, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org