TBMED consortium resisting clouds and rain at their Final Progress Meeting in Galway
Even the typical Irish weather, changing between sun and clouds and heavy rain in minutes, couldn’t dampen our joy to get all together for one last Progress Meeting before the TBMED project comes to an end in August 2023. The 1.5-day meeting taking place on July 11-12, 2023 was kindly hosted by University of Galway in their beautiful city by the sea bustling with music and excitement. The consortium partners in turn channelled their excitement to discussing all the bits and pieces that they need to put together before the project ends. Accordingly, the meeting started with an overview of the final steps ahead of us and an introduction to the latest progress with regard to the Business Plan for our OITB go.Med. We then dived into the details of the use case development evaluating on where we stand with regard to Keratoprosthesis, Glycobone and the Magnetic Nanoparticles. A report on the two use cases from our Open Call was very promising as the sponsor of one of those use cases agreed to continue the activities after the end of TBMED. The first day was rounded up with a visit to CÚRAM, a world-leading Irish Medical Device R&D Centre based out of University of Galway which aims to be the 'go-to' Centre for undertaking medical device research, and an excellent dinner by the Irish sea side.
The second day was fully focused on defining the collaboration of the partners within go.Med after the end of the project. The partners raised many relevant points, engaged in lively discussions and in the end came up with a plan to present to the EC Project Officer.
The core group of the TBMED consortium will come together one more time in Brussels on August 31, 2023 for their final Review Meeting with the EC where they will present all their results in a nutshell.