TBMED Progress Meeting in Hannover
It still seems unreal but it actually happened: After 2.5 long years of online meetings, the TBMED consortium finally met in person again on June 28-29, 2022.
Despite some travel problems including flight cancellations on short notice, most partners were actually able to attend the 7th Progress Meeting which was kindly hosted by ITEM in Hannover, Germany. Those who could not make it in person this time were able to connect remotely so that discussions with the entire consortium could take place.
With only slightly over a year to go, it was crucial at this point to get an overview of the current status of the OITB’s development process. Equally important was the progress with the TBMED use cases as well as those use cases included in the project via the TBMED Open Call to validate our future OITB services. Overall, the feeling was optimistic that it would be possible to overcome some minor problems arising with the use cases and make the OITB’s virtual platform available to external users by the end of this year. Additionally, the partners’ individual exploitation pathways were discussed in a short workshop.
It was as concise but vivid meeting which all partners present enjoyed very much. Being able to continue discussing in coffee and lunch breaks was considered a great advantage over the past online Progress Meetings. And even if online meetings will still be held regularly in the upcoming months, the TBMED partners clearly hope that they will be able to come together again before the end of the project!