NanoBat consortium meeting in Turin
It seems unreal but it’s true. On November 16-17, 2021 the NanoBat consortium held their first in-person meeting since the project’s start in April 2020, which coincided with the first Covid-19 lockdown. That’s been 20 months with online meetings only including a mid-term Review Meeting with the EC. So, it was about time.
Complying with all Covid-19 safety requirements, 10 out of 13 partners took the opportunity to go to Turin, Italy, where the meeting was kindly hosted by our partner CRF. The meeting was held in two half-day sessions each including an online feedback slot with the partners that could not be present. While one aim of the meeting clearly was to finally get to know each other, these two days were also used to set the stage for the second half of the project, which included defining the next steps in the technical Work Packages and elaborating a publication strategy for the next months. The meeting was completed by a visit to the CRF premises. CRF is involved in NanoBat, among other things, in the testing of materials, which made a visit to their laboratories very informative for the project partners.
It was as short but vivid meeting which all partners present enjoyed very much. For now, NanoBat will return to its regular online meeting schedule while hoping for other opportunities next year to meet again in person.