ReBorn Final Review Meeting
28-29 September 2016 at partner PARO in Subingen, Switzerland
Since its beginning, ReBorn has been concentrating – as a demonstration oriented project – on achieving high TRLs and delivering industrial environment proven prototypes. Therefore, the final review meeting was this time again planned over two days with major focus on the presentation of industry-relevant implementations. Against this background, day one was dedicated to the presentations of the achievements in the research oriented work packages and day two was dedicated to the demonstrators and prototypes.
After the welcoming speech from host Martin Frauenfelder (PARO), Project Coordinator Michael Peschl (Harms&Wende) and started day one by giving an overview of the project achievements. Embedded in his presentation were the presentations on the dissemination and communication activities presented by Patricia Wolny (Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum). Afterwards, the workpackage leaders presented the corresponding results following a work package tandem structure which corresponds to the 3 main working areas defined for the project:
In the evening, the meetings participants enjoyed a perfect organised event by PARO with a teleferic trip and a dinner at the stunning spa hotel Weissenstein on top of the mountain, with its beautiful view on the valley.
The second day of the meeting was solely dedicated to the presentations of the different demonstrators and prototypes implemented in ReBorn. The prototype tour received strong interest from Project Officer (PO) Ivan Scannapiecoro and Project Technical Advisor (PTA) Vincenzo Nicolò from the European Commission – on the pictures hereunder some impressions:
Both PO Ivan Scannapiecoro and PTA Vincenzo Nicolò expressed their satisfaction with the way the project has been conducted, the effective collaboration between partners and the overall achievements and technical solutions. PTA Vincenzo Nicolò expressed some recommendations for the further uptake of ReBorn technology and the consortium is eager to make them happen either in individual measures in results exploitation or in future collaborations. A real change in the business models is yet to come, as the partners will keep on improving their ideas and general concept and the mentalities within the industry will evolve. The Consortium is also thankful to the European Commission for having supporting and enabling such promising developments.
The spirit of ReBorn will keep on leaving even after the official end of the project – and all partners are looking forward to further achievements!