SheepNet was initiated in November 2016, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Based on the general findings of the project , the recommendations for improving communication and technology transfer are as below:
Communication is vital for the success for any project and to foster uptake by stakeholders. We recommend:
- Have a dedicated fund for communication and to maintain and promote the results of projects for a number of years after they are complete,
- Extend the duration of projects (at least 4 years) to enable the establishment and maintenance of effective communication networks to ensure maximum technology transfer,
- To finance extra costs for the translation of key communications to ensure maximum opportunities for the uptake of technologies across the EU.