After receiving the good news, the partners of the OSCD project met with the whole group for the first time in May. The Austrian Institute of Technology hosted this meeting at their main headquarters. This kick-off day can be described as an inspiring and successful meeting. It was great for all the OSCD partners to see everyone again in Vienna and to discuss the activities in the coming months.
The day entailed a variety of activities. After a quick word on the previous EMEurope kick-off in Vienna, the partners quickly got down to business. We discussed the activities thoroughly, partners presented their role and commitments and agreements were reaffirmed. The positive attitude of the partners was clearly felt throughout the meeting.
To have a little break form the paperwork and details after lunch, the group went to visit the Simulation Lab of the Austrian Institute of Technology. It was extremely impressive to see all the simulations done. This sparked even more excitement among the OSCD partners.
This kick-off meeting really showed the diversity of knowledge and expertise shared among everyone. This is a great reminder of why we started this project in the first place. We planned the next partner meeting in October 2018.