RISKSUR partners represented a unique combination of internationally recognised expertise in animal disease surveillance methodologies and economic evaluation as well as applied experience in delivery of surveillance programmes in a variety of socio-economic contexts from a national and global perspective. The practical implementation of the (IT-) tools and the transfer of knowledge through training and other means were led by four SMEs with a strong track record in translation of research results. In addition, renowned experts and key stakeholders from academia and policy served as advisors or contributors in our two Advisory Boards and as subcontractors.