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Project Dissemination

Dissemination and Exploitation Plan



Action is to reach as wide range of groups in as many ways possible. The range of the dissemination activities will begin from the lowest level, within the individual partner institutions (own employees, co-workers etc.) and then connect with other networks and contacts outside of the partner organisations. Partners will expand on the list of contacts throughout the project lifetime in order to meet the target numbers indicated within the application. The main target group includes the following professionals: adult education providers, VET Centre’s responsible for integration, Digital/Engineering teachers; other trainers working with project learners, volunteers, stakeholders and policy makers responsible for integration and education for new technology and 4.0 FACTORY Integration of training, local employers and stakeholders.




To involve the industrial sector directly in the transformation of education and training systems, in order to enable these systems to meet the need of digital skills consistent with the technological and industrial developments that will have great impact on the European labour market in the near future.


The dissemination and exploitation of the project will follow the different phases:

  • Dissemination for actions: Starting at the beginning of the project. During this

phase an adequate high number of potential respondents will be contacted. Targeted groups / Employers will take part in the structured interviews / questionnaires in the preparation phase of the project. All partners are involved in this phase. This phase will help to inform relevant target groups/employers on the project and involve them in the piloting phase.


  • Dissemination for awareness:  Present within all periods of the project life. It is

the desire of all partners that people are aware of the work carried out within the FACTORY project. Awareness can be raised by different methodologies, and tools as specified above in the application. This phase may be useful also for those target audiences that do not require such a detailed knowledge of the project work but it is helpful for them to be aware of project activities and outcomes. All partners are involved in this phase.


  • Dissemination for exploitation carried out within the second period of the

project. Ultimately it is envisaged and expected that the FACTORY project outputs and the project results will be available to all interested stakeholders, especially VET and adult education institutions, trainers/teachers/lecturers and other experts working with Trainers, Trainees and Employers in the digital and Engineering sector. In order to ensure maximum exposure, interested parties should be made fully aware of the project results, as well as understand their benefits. All partners will be involved.


To complete these phases, the partners will complete an array of activities. When appropriate the partners may address dissemination and exploitation needs with additional manners.



The dissemination activities of all partners will be monitored and summarised by Glasgow Clyde College, the College Team will coordinate the development of database of contacts, mailing list, press release, monitoring of dissemination activities. They will consolidate the information which partners will record in the “FACTORY Project Monitoring Tool”. Partners will present updated monitoring tools:


  • February 2019                   (01/09/2018 - 28/02/2019)

  • August 2019                      (01/02/2019 - 31/08/2019)

  • February 2020                   (01/09/2019 - 28/02/2020)

  • August 2020                      (01/02/2020 - 31/08/2020)

  • February 2021                   (01/09/2020 - 28/02/2021)

  • August 2021                      (01/02/2021 - 31/08/2021)


Each partner is responsible for:

  • Disseminating of the project and its outputs in their country and in Europe via

  • own contacts and networks;

  • Creating a list of contacts which include a minimum number of target institutions: 10 per country

  • Initial comparative survey of 90-100 companies researching current knowledge of 4.0 Digital Transformation

  • Completion of Assessment Tool of competences and knowledge of staff working in the industry                           (20 Managers/Trainers)

  • Mobile app and the immersive reality tools will also be experimented by students/workers (IVET or CVET)          (60 people)

  • Creating a list of stakeholders which are vital for the successful dissemination (450) and exploitation

  • Deliver 5 Multiplier Events (200 Attendees)

  • Providing input on the development of all deliverables which includes:

  • Development of dissemination plan

  • E-newsletters – at least four during the project. The foreseen dates are:

    • February 2019

    • February 2020

    • February 2021

    • August 2021


Press releases – 1 per partner country:

  • In the first stage to reach higher number of the target group members

(March 2019)

  • In the implementation phase to present the first Assess Well results outputs

(June 2020)

  • In dissemination/exploitation phase to enhance the project's results visibility

(June 2021)

Translation of materials when necessary;

  • promoting of the FACTORY project in at least one news-press and publishing

at least one article about the project in a relevant journal;

  • organising multiplier events in the partner country.

    • Including totally 35-40 national participants for events for all partners

    • completion and collection of evidence and participation of attendees;

  • Project Website which will contain basic information on the project, its objectives, its partners and will present the intellectual outputs of the project in the form of learning platform as indicated in the description of the Intellectual.




  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Agreement and Implementation Concept

which will include information on:


  • Purpose of results, how it might be exploited, target groups, IPR exploitable measures taken/intended, further activities required by partner institutions


Specific Objectives of the dissemination activities

  • Investigate main skill shortages and barriers in the evolving 4.0 industry sector

in Europe

  • Promote VET initiatives on digital skills targeting self-employed, entrepreneurs,

workers, through mixed partnerships involving both training providers and industries, chambers of commerce, trade associations 

  • Design training courses to update and requalify workers of the industrial sector,

focusing on the uptake of digital skills that are necessary for the development of Industries 4.0

  • Foster training / exchange initiatives dedicated to employers and industrial

managers, designed to make them understand the real potential and the strategic use of ICT and digital technologies in traditional industries

  • Provide e-leadership skills to students, workers and managers that will lead to

Better employment and career opportunities and make companies more competitive and innovative 

  • Foster the recognition across all EU countries of ICT and e-leadership skills to

the traditional industrial sector through the use of ECVET where possible 



  • Mismatch between demand and supply of labour through the lens of the skills required (digital skills) 

  • Businesses today demand workers specialised in digital skills tailored for the industrial sector but rarely enact continuous training for their workforce

  • Absence of recognised VET programmes on the topic;

  • Lack of comprehensive studies on the digital and e-leadership skills required for workers in the evolving industrial sector

  • Weak synergies between the field of VET and actors in the labour market in the digital industrial sector.




  • students / workers of traditional industrial sectors

  • managers / entrepreneurs / employers of traditional industrial sectors

  • stakeholders

  • VET educators / trainers 

  • organisations partners of the Consortium

  • staff members of the Consortium

  • supporting partners 



Other staff/trainees effected by the themes of the project 



In Europe, that of 4.0 digital industries is an expanding phenomenon, encouraged by European and national policies. Universities and VET centres are focusing their offer in this field but 4.0 Industry is yet to be transferred to labour market, leaving the industrial workforce with difficulties in updating their competences. Considering Europe as a whole, the growth in the use of ICT in traditional industrial processes will lead to skill shortages among the industrial workforce unless integrated 4.0 VET programmes are activated in collaboration with the industrial sector. The consortium of FACTORY believes that only a transnational action can overcome this problem.

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