A full day scientific and practical training took place on the 15th of January at MTA SZTAKI with the participation of all four EXCELL organisations.
The scientific training concerned the project’s eights Priority Research Fields. The practical training took place in the Smart Factory laboratory of MTA SZTAKI which comprises a small-scale (socio-)cyber-physical system.
The training day provided an opportunity to discuss the science and the technology being conducted throughout the EXCELL in an informal, social environment.
A very successful EXCELL Kick-off meeting was held on 13th and 14th of January 2016 at the premises of the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
In total twelve participants attended the meeting which included representatives from all partner organisations across the four participating countries. During the meeting, the team discussed the key work packages, milestones and deliverables and also agreed on the staff exchanges schedule and the working procedures within the project.
The main strategic objectives of EXCELL are:
(1) Progress in research quality,
(2) Enhance human capital,
(3) Increase potential for technology transfer and cooperation with industry,
(4) Foster international collaboration and better integration in the European Research Area, and
(5) Contribute to better public understanding of science and scientific literacy.