The ULTRACEPT annual board meeting was hosted by ULTRACEPT partner Guangzhou University (GZHU). Due to the travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the workshop was held in person by the research group at GZHU and as an online event using MS Teams on Thursday 25th March 2021. The meeting was combined with the ULTRACEPT Workshop 3 event. Attendees included students, researchers, academic staff, partner leads, and the project manager. The EU Project Officer Irina Tiron joined the group for the board meeting component of the event.
The mid-term meeting provided partners with an opportunity to engage in a fruitful and constructive dialogue between the consortium and the Research Executive Agency. The impact of COVID-19 on the project was also discussed as well as strategies to overcome the impact of the ongoing travel restrictions on the secondments. Thus far, the consortium has been able to progress the work packages by working remotely during lockdowns and also keeping in touch and collaborating via online platforms.
The ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting was hosted by UoL at the Cambridge Hotel in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It took place on the 26th February 2020. Attendees included students, researchers, academic staff, partner leads, the project manager and the EU Project Officer.
Due to the travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic Covid-19, the meeting was attended both in person and via Zoom video conferencing.
The mid-term meeting provided partners with an opportunity to engage in a fruitful and constructive dialogue between the consortium and the Research Executive Agency.
Members shared progress on the secondments, milestones and deliverables for the ULTRACEPT project. It also provided partners an opportunity to discuss challenges and to develop strategies for overcoming them.
In addition to this, a number of presentations were delivered by partner leads, researchers, and students as listed below. Presenters were able to demonstrate their research and share learning with others. In the afternoon, attendees had the opportunity to further network and share ideas.