Octopussy & Co is a French innovation and communication agency working to promote and disseminate at the widest possible audiences, European values of innovation, sustainability and cultural inclusiveness via scientific or cultural collaborative projects.
Located in the French Basque Country, near the border with Spain, Octopussy & Co helps strengthen transnational and European cooperation. 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. For over ten years Octopussy & Co has relied on a network of innovators, designers and information and communication professionals in order to best serve the interests of our customers and partners, private or institutional.
Octopussy & Co team members have extensive experience in fields like institutional, scientific and commercial communication, cultural management, event organisation, communication management, content edition, press relations management, visual identity design, product packaging design, strategic marketing, renewable energies commercial development, marketing and communication.
Octopussy & Co conducts 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 works on project communication and dissemination through well-established routes (journals and sectoral publications), via a dedicated project website, and makes extensively use social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. We consider that using social media for publishing the project dynamic content usually ensures a much higher ranking in search engines, and therefore better impact.
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 fully 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.)