Horizon 2020 has established a set of rules concerning the exploitation and dissemination of project results, including their protection through intellectual property (IP)
It establishes commitments from the participants in terms of dissemination and exploitation of the projects results
“dissemination” = the public disclosure of the results by any appropriate means (other than resulting from protecting or exploiting the results), including by scientific publications in any medium
“exploitation” = the use of results in further research activities other than those covered by the action concerned, or in developing, creating and marketing a product or process, or in creating and providing a service, or in standardisation activities
“project results” = any tangible or intangible output of the project, such as data, knowledge or information, that is generated in the project, whatever its form or nature, whether or not it can be protected, as well as any rights attached to it, including intellectual property rights.