There was very good attendance from the project consortium for the day and a half event, with 47 individuals present, representing 31 partner organisations.

Moritz Stoerring (Coordinator / ICOS) gave the welcome introduction and updated the group about the status of the project, now at six months. There has been good progress and the various work packages and use cases are being synchronized in a series of regular telco meetings.

Paula Pennanen (Spinverse) gave an update about the currently available project communication materials, templates and supporting tools that have been created. John Sperryn (Spinverse) gave an update about the dissemination, exploitation and communication plans. The project follows where and when the consortium partners plan to visit international events, where they help to spread the word about the project and later, to disseminate and exploit the results.

There were several parallel breakout sessions for the six use cases which was an opportunity for the relevant partners to meet face to face again and work together on the current topics. The second day focused on status updates given by each use case owner and each of the work package leads who presented the technical progress and plans for the next project period.

The meeting concluded at lunchtime and many of the attending partners continued directly to the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS) event at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki running from 19th to 21st November.  The APPLAUSE Project poster provided the introduction and backdrop for the booth where project representatives were available to talk with visiting attendees.

The large EFECS event provided an ideal opportunity to meet other research projects and industry partners, as well as the chance to discuss the latest ECS technology trends, research topics and Calls as well as to network with other organisations across the ECS value chain. Presentations can be found here.