The present deliverable is dedicated to the illustration of the HEMIS dissemination and communication plan. The objective of the plan is to establish the strategy to raise awareness of the HEMIS project and its outcomes, as well as define target goals which will provide feedback of the results of the dissemination and communication activities.
The dissemination and communication strategy is based on the definition of key target groups and their corresponding communication strategy, key message and metrics of results. The target groups identified are the technical and scientific community, the fully electrical vehicle (FEV) potential users, the potential end-users of HEMIS Prognostics and Health Monitoring (PHM) and ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Guides, standard bodies and organizations, and students.
The knowledge generated during the project and the achieved results will be published on international indexed journals and on proceedings of international conferences.
Dissemination activities towards fully electrical vehicle (FEV) potential users will be supported by communication materials, such as a web site, leaflets, posters, news-letters and a blog. Furthermore, long-term relations to national and local media will be encouraged.
An Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) formed by FEV manufacturers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers will be established. Its main objectives are to keep the project in line with the practical aims of the European electric vehicles industry and to enhance the visibility of the project and of the partners in the community of the manufacturer of electrical vehicles and of vehicle traction motors and drives. In practice, the IAP should allow a prompt and effective dissemination of the HEMIS results towards the European FEV industry. In addition to this, dedicated meetings with external stakeholders will be organized.
The project partners will actively participate to national and international standardization bodies and organizations. In particular, the HEMIS low frequency emission measurement results and measurement methods will be presented in order to influence changes to standards.
Finally, the activities of the HEMIS project will be illustrated to a high number of engineering students and other students of technical disciplines.
The main target groups for internal communication are project partners and the members of the Industrial Advisory Panel.
To facilitate the communication, a graphical identity will be created, with logo and templates for text documents and presentations.
The dissemination plan is intended as a living document which will be updated and enriched with the forthcoming contribution from partners. To this purpose, we will deliver each year a document containing the dissemination and communication actions performed during the year. Furthermore, the dissemination and communication plan will be adapted during the project development in order to take into account the identified business models.
During the last period of the project (third year), emphasis will be given to dissemination activities which aim at approaching major European car manufacturers and standard bodies and organization and making them aware of the project and its results. In this respect, it is considered that it is of fundamental importance to be able to communicate that:
a) new PHM algorithms have been developed and tested with success;
b) low cost hardware has been developed for the implementation of the PHMS and tested with success;
c) the overall PHMS system has been validated and the obtained results are satisfactory. Its use allows remarkably improving FEV safety and reducing maintenance costs.
d) standard bodies and organization will benefit from the results obtained in work package 5.