On 12th and 13th of October, FlexFunction2Sustain team got together for concluded 30-months period of the project implementation. After long period of online meetings due to Covid restrictions, the consortium met in person in Athens, Greece.
At the beginning of the meeting, Christian May, Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP) and also coordinator of FlexFunction2Sustain, presented the project’s progress and took the opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work. The Project Adviser Susana Xará, HaDEA, joined the meeting to present the Horizon Results Booster services for FP7 or H2020 funded projects.
On the agenda over the two days, the consortium has recapped on the progress achieved. An overview of the work performed in the running Work Packages was presented and the partners set the course for the future activities. On the second day, discussions in specific workshops dedicated to the establishment of the OITB Association took place and also on the next steps in building the ecosystem. As a symbolic act which expresses the intent of joining the Association, the partners signed the “Athens Declaration”. Equally important was the progress with the FlexFunction2Sustain use cases as well as the Pilot Cases included in the project via the Open Call which aims at validating the future OITB services. In a separate workshop, the partners had a brainstorming session to discuss how to increase the dissemination and promotional activities further to attract more proposals for the next and last cut-off date (27th January 2023).
Exciting six months are ahead of us working towards the launch of the OITB and our 2nd Review Meeting with the European Commission. Stay tuned for details!