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RESPONSE Consortium meeting in Zaragoza

Response meeting zaragoza

RESPONSE Consortium meeting in Zaragoza

RESPONSE project partners met for a Consortium meeting in Zaragoza, Spain. The event took place on May 28-29, 2024.

The first day of the meeting started with welcome speeches by Miguel Angel Garcia Muro, Deputy of Digital Transformation of Zaragoza City (Area of Economy, Digital Transformation, and Transparency), and David Rodríguez Ochoa, Head of the Funding and Transfer Unit at CIRCE. It was followed by the Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting where each of the Work Packages and its development status was presented.

The second part of the day was dedicated to the Workshops that were held in parallel.

First, participants attended one of the following:

  • Business models and financial analysis towards replication from Alessandro Venturin, and Stefano Bovicelli (RINA-C)
  • RESPONSE final event preparation from Monjur Murshed and Amélie Grelaud (EIFER)

Secondly, attendees attended workshops:

  • Replication update from FCs and LHCs- identification of open questions, next steps by Lea Kleinenkuhnen (BRUSSELS)
  • Exploitation planning by Douglas Thompson and Ana Fernandes (SPI)

The highlight of the second day of the Consortium meeting was the Site Visit and exploration of Zaragoza where participants could visit the Replication area of the city.

After the visit, Lea Kleinenkuhnen (BRUSSELS) held the Working session to support replication and Lise Brusseaux (DIJON) facilitated the Follow-up of the RESPONSE project meeting.

In the concluding part Daniel Sarasa (ZARAGOZA) Ignacio López and Eduardo Manchado (Zaragoza University) hold a discussion Towards Bold City Vision 2050 for FCs and LHCs.

Overall, the meeting was a great opportunity to reflect on the project’s progress and discuss the further steps toward all of the project components. The outcomes of this meeting are expected to significantly influence future project development and ensure its successful conclusion and exploitation of its results.