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Octopussy & Co is a French private non-profit innovation and communication agency working to promote and disseminate at the widest possible audiences, European values of innovation, creativity, sustainability and cultural inclusiveness via scientific, technological or cultural collaborative projects and providing services from our interdisciplinary ecosystem to our customers and partners, private or institutional.

Created in 2005, since then Octopussy & Co has relied on a network of innovators, designers and information and communication professionals in order to best serve the common goal of promoting both Culture and Sustainable Development, since culture is today considered as a 4th pillar of Sustainable Development by bodies such as UNESCO or the World Summit on Sustainable Development; and the protection of the environment and of the natural or cultural heritage. The built environment and Architecture are also a strong focus for Octopussy & Co which opens up to a holistic consideration of these topics that requires going beyond the field of culture to integrate science and technology with a goal of fostering innovation in the broad sense, as the only way to ensure positive social and economic impacts and ensure sustainable development in these areas.

Located in the French Basque Country, near the border with Spain, Octopussy & Co team members have extensive experience in fields like architecture, construction, design, history of art, cultural management, institutional, scientific and commercial communication, event organisation, communication management, content edition, press relations management, visual identity design, product packaging design, strategic marketing, renewable energies commercial development, marketing and communication. In collaborative environments, Octopussy & Co can participate bringing both technical capacity in the field of Architecture, construction, urban planning and cultural heritage; and communication, cultural management and marketing skills expertise.

Concerning the latter, OPY can design and conduct outcome oriented Communication and Dissemination activities to bring project results to the widest possible audience for the benefit of the project, its targeted market, and general public alike. Octopussy & Co helps project members to stay in regular contact with the group of interest, through the creation and management of the project visual identity, website, newsletters, targeted contents, organizing meetings, workshops, content creation and management of social and professional networks, etc.

Octopussy & Co can also create and manage all over the project a special interest group of stakeholders (early adopters and future users and clients) related to the project by working directly with the Exploitation leader. In short, Octopussy & Co strives to make project dissemination activities by the consortium and its value chain to be structured in a deliberate manner to make the project developments replicable and of high impact and to be full y compliant with dedicated reference EC guidelines (EC, 2014, Horizon 2020, Communicating EU research and innovation, guidance for project participants, http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/gm/h2020-guide-comm_en.pdf; accessed on 29/12/2016).

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European coverage

Octopussy & Co is a French private non-profit innovation and communication agency working to promote and disseminate at the widest possible audiences, European values of innovation, creativity, sustainability and cultural inclusiveness via scientific, technological or cultural collaborative projects (suite…)

R&D Dissemination

Downstream in the research and innovation chain, Octopussy & Co team provides support and coordinate all tasks related to the Communication and Dissemination of collaborative projects, following a communication strategy that we define with all the project partners.

Communication

Octopussy & Co helps project members to stay in regular contact with the group of interest, through the creation and management of the project visual identity, website, newsletters, targeted contents, organizing meetings, workshops, content creation and management of social and professional networks, etc.

Cultural Management

Specialized in cultural management, communication, content creation / management, traditional or online publishing, Octopussy published, among others, the newspaper Flux with the support of the city of Bayonne.