Maximising a project’s impact: EMG group’s interactive online tools
Currently EMG group is actively involved in coordination and implementation of more than a dozen of EU projects. Digitalization and globalization have positively changed the project implementation and management processes facilitating access to information and enriching the target audience with innovative learning instruments. Therefore, both Geonardo and Europa Media are responsible for the development of a number of online tools, which nowadays are a must to maximize project’s impact and reach wider audience.
Did you know that we a have a very creative IT team who realizes our most challenging ideas on various online platforms? This blog post provides an overview of some of the unique IT solutions (funding databases, interactive maps, online calculators, e-learning courses, etc.) developed by EMG’s IT department for many successful FP7 and H2020 projects.
For our LinkTADs project we developed a Find Funding tool – a database of various grants, scholarships, fellowships and other funding opportunities targeting international researchers in the EU and China working in the field of animal health.
Another Funding database was developed for Bilat USA 4.0 project; it covers funding programmes between the EU and the USA aimed to facilitate cooperation between researchers and companies.
For two of our projects we have developed online calculators. Based on custom entry parameters, the inbuilt Plascarb engine provides a quick estimate about the feasibility of the PlasCarb process in the form of a personalised output document.
The Environmental assessment tool for Waste2Go can be used by any interested user and gives an estimation of the environmental impacts (in CO2-eq.) for transformation strategies of municipal solid waste (MSW) into chemical building blocks.
One of the latest mapping instruments developed by EM is the MY-WAY Map – a comprehensive overview of the best potential partners for start-ups covering all relevant fields, from technical management, legal services, investors to crowd funding, all sorted by countries and cities.
At the same time, it is not surprising that the most popular tool used in our projects is the e-learning system. We have developed dozens of e-learning courses, applying various approaches to context visualization and deployment. For example, for GEOCOM project we used presentations and narrations available via easy access online for anyone interested in geothermal energy.
For Health2Market we transformed our partners’ presentations on entrepreneurship and business models for health research into e-learning chapters available for registered users.
For INNO-4-AGRIFOOD project we transformed the materials sent by partners as online presentations on knowledge and skills to support online collaboration in agri-food sector into e-learning modules with graphical presentations, exercise and quizzes and case studies to be added later.
My personal favorites are the tools developed by our e-learning guru for the Start2Act project. Upcoming Start2Act e-learning will be one of a kind, as we applied our famous hands-on approach and took photos in our office in order to demonstrate potential energy efficient solutions. Here is a sneak peek (the e-learning is under development; therefore, the screenshots are confidential ;)
Before the launch of the Start2Act e-learning you can also play our energy saving game, which already proved to be very popular.
If you are interested in any of the topics mentioned above, don’t forget to register on respective project websites.
Which tool did you like the most? Let us know!