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What is exploitation for?

The exploitation of research results can help:

        • develop, create and market a product or process;
        • create and provide a new service;
        • set new standards;
        • deliver new training courses or develop
        • new curricula.

Appropriate exploitation leads to innovation (in different markets and societal contexts), new businesses and jobs, increased knowledge, and welfare. Exploitation thus contributes to the overall objectives of the investors European Union.

At the same time, exploitation touches on the protection of intellectual property of the project partners who are the owners of newly developed knowledge.It requires careful legal treatment.

Exploitation has become a crucial element in FP7 and H2020 projects and is a mandatory activity and reporting item. In order to maximise the value added and impact of research projects, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation offers on-demand services to interested projects – Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR).​​


For more info on the services:


Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR) for completed and ongoing research projects in the field of energy