The final partners meeting was held in Birmingham at the Royal Angus Hotel. The partner meeting was split over 2 days with the final conference sandwiched in the middle. The partners were nearly all present for the three days of meeting and events with apologies received from REC Slovenia.
The meeting started at 0900hrs on Wednesday 9th November; the Final Conference was on the 10th November and the second day of the partner meeting was on the 11th November.
As you can imagine and since this was the last meeting of the partner’s the agenda was largely concerned with aspects of final reporting and project deliverables.
In this regard we had presentations from Aditi Ramola (ISWA) on the Progress with the Professional Networks; Thanasis Manoloudis (SIGMA) on Financial Reporting and also Georgina Nitzsche (ISWA) on Project Output Exploitation.
At the close of Day 1 ICERMS and ISWA representatives hosted the first of a series of 4 webinars to be delivered by the project over the coming months.
Day 2 of the partner’s meeting was dominated by, an in-depth discussion on the exploitation of the project outputs and the Intellectual Property Rights agreement. This was an extremely fruitful session and the partners now have a clear understanding of a way forward, in regard to the exploitation of the project outputs in partnership with the International Solid Waste Association.
The challenge now is to get the final reporting obligations completed by end of January 2017 and to hopefully see the successful commercial exploitation of the project outputs.