Involved partners: EADS, ESA-ESTEC, JAXA
HIKARI’s main characteristic, international cooperation, is the key to implement high-speed transport aircraft in the future. However it is equally important to raise, as well as maintain public interest for supporting such disruptive transport.
The present work package is dedicated to providing guidelines for the major activities of the consortium as a whole as well as of the contributions of the individual beneficiaries, in order to ensure the efficient dissemination of gained knowledge, publication of project results, and exploitation for market-relevant applications.
Dissemination activities will focus on two main objectives:
- Foster future extended international cooperation, with a clear vision towards development of high-speed aircraft: HIKARI’s goal will be to attract the relevant stakeholders in the high-speed research field, encompassing research centers, SMEs, industries and public entities, through publications in known international scientific journals and workshops both in Europe as well in Japan. These actions will contribute to enlarge the consortium to other members when new opportunities arise, and also to secure funding to implement the roadmaps that will be the final output from HIKARI activities.
- Prepare societal acceptance: HIKARI will provide answers to several topics of public concern dealing with high-speed transport, such as passenger’s safety, limitations of nuisance to non-passengers, environmental impacts, initial ticket price, interest in technology advancement, interest in global economy, etc. so as to make the general public aware of high-speed initiatives and goals. In addition, wide public dissemination will be sought through press releases and journal entries.
In general, through this work package HIKARI will try to create the appropriate communicative environment so as every targeted group of audience to be clearly informed not only for the project’s objective and visions but also for the evolutionary route of researches and results. The communication tunnels selected will flow continuous information through different audiences, such as the general public and press-media-policy makers, which needs to be attractive, interesting and conceivable, or like the scientific community who wish to follow the project activities and progress in a more technical scope.
EASN will supervise the implementation of the D&E plan, provide for the necessary tools and platforms, and arrange for project representation in relevant International events.