KickOff meeting of SEAWave

The Kickoff Meeting of Project SEAWave meeting took place on July, 12th, 2022.

The meeting had a hybrid format, with 35 participants on-site and another 25 online. Participants enjoyed coming together face-to-face after the long-term constraints due to Covid-19 and having the possibility to engage in discussions and deepen connections. Throughout the morning, all work package leaders introduced their subprojects and teams, and presented the project requirements, background, and individual responsibilities. The addition of two associated partners to the consortium was discussed and approved, and several important questions were raised about the schedule and work packages’ collaborations and synergies. Meetings between individual partners will be organized to coordinate the test systems with the in vitro and in vivo experiments, and to start the project dissemination and exploitation with communication activities.

In the afternoon, an online Research CoDesign Workshop was held for the interested general public, which constituted the first deliverable of the SEAWave project. During the workshop, the R&I activities of the SEAWave Project were explained. Webinar participants had the opportunity to interact directly with the consortium and to provide their feedback on the proposed research so that any issues that might have been overlooked during the proposal phase can be addressed to the extent possible within the given financial and human resources (co-design activity).

This successful kick-off meeting represents a strong start of our challenging project.