Project communications

Communication is an important activity for all IMI projects, a fact that is recognised in the legislation creating IMI and the model Grant Agreements for both IMI1 and IMI2 projects.

We have created an IMI Project Communications Guide which sets out the rules that all IMI projects should follow when preparing communication products, as well as information on how IMI can help you to promote you project.

Compulsory elements in all IMI project communications and dissemination

As set out in the Grant Agreements for both IMI1 and IMI2, all communication and dissemination activities and products on IMI projects (articles, project websites, presentations, flyers, press releases, social media, videos etc.) must include all of the following elements:

  • A formal acknowledgement of IMI’s support
  • You must use the wording set out in the Grant Agreement; this is also described in the IMI Project Communications Guide 
  • A link to the IMI website – 
  • IMI, EU, EFPIA, Associated Partner logos
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  • A disclaimer

More information on all of these elements can be found in the IMI Project Communications Guide .

How we can help you – using IMI to promote your project

We are always keen to promote IMI projects’ successes and activities, so please inform us of your news and plans. We communicate our projects across all of our communication channels, include the website, newsletter, social media, events, etc.

More information on this can be found in the IMI Project Communications Guide.

Advice and resources on communicating about your project

The IMI Project Communications Guide  includes basic advice on project communications.

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Participant Portal also offers extensive guidance on communicating about projects, including how to create a communication strategy and the use of social media. It also includes best practice case studies.

Finally, in April 2019, IMI organised a special workshop dedicated to IMI project communications. One session of the event featured case studies from IMI projects that have excelled at communicating – they offer good examples of what a project communications strategy looks like and how it evolves in step with the project. The event also included break-out groups focused on shared issues such as the challenge of motivating (often large) consortia to get involved in communications activities. Presentations from the event and notes on the outcomes of the break-out groups can be found on the event web page.