On April 5th, 2022, SMART4ALL welcomed all 4 winners of the 2nd CTTE Open Call in an online meeting, led by BTU and the Head of the mentoring committee, Florian Fricke, who introduced the representatives of the winning consortia to organizational and administrative information about the projects execution and reporting.
At the beginning of the meeting, representatives from the 2nd CTTE selected experiments had the opportunity to briefly present their ideas, expectations and future steps for project execution, while they were informed about the coaches and mentors that will help them during their experiments in technical and business issues. More specifically,
- Bojan Blazica presented the D-Rabbit project, a collaboration amongst the University of Cagliari (Italy) and two Slovenian SMEs, PBM3 and KingsBox
- Harris Siakantaris, Konstantinos Koryllos, Roberto Monsorno and Paulo Melo gave an overview of the Ermes project, proposed by Eurec Research Center (Italy) and two SMEs, CYCLOPOLIS (Greece) and Gruppo FOS (Italy)
- Luis Rodriguez-Gil, offered a presentation of REMOCLEC, a project to be executed by the University of Deusto (Spain), LabsLand Experimentia SME (Spain) and PLEGMA LABS SME (Greece)
- Simeon Tsvetanov, gave an overview of the SMASH project conducted by Sofia University (Bulgaria) and two SMEs, High Performance Creators (Bulgaria) and VIMAESCO INVERSIONES Y CONSULTORIA, SL. (Spain)
The floor was also given to Christos Antonopoulos, technical manager of SMART4ALL, who introduced the CTTE winners to SMART4ALL Marketplace emphasizing on their obligation to provide artefacts as a contribution to this novel one-stop-smart-shop, and to Katerina Lamprakopoulou, SMART4ALL communication officer, who gave the main communication guidelines for delivering material showcasing the projects’ results and supporting the experiments’ sustainability.
The aim of the meeting was not only to offer the CTTE winners all the necessary information for the orderly execution of their experiments, but also to foster collaboration and encourage a fertile exchange of ideas and good practices. The virtual meeting proved to be a fruitful warm-up opportunity for all projects, which officially started on 1st of April, 2022.