A common meeting of all the 7 approved projects under the ICT-30-2015 call took place in Valencia from 21st to 24th of June 2016, fostered by the IoT-EPI project. This was a great chance for the VICINITY consortium to get to know in person the people behind each of the projects, sharing views and seeking for collaboration opportunities within the project lifetime and beyond.
VICINITY project brought public attention from its early beginning, having the chance to present its core objectives and potential impact it can bring to the greater public through the German television. The project coordinator, Dr. Christoph Grimm of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, highlighted the key objectives and the rationale behind the VICINITY concept, broadcasted on 21 January 2016 on SWR television of the ARD group.
On 20-22 January 2016, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern hosted the kick-off meeting of the VICINITY project in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The project, funded by EU Programme Horizon 2020, brings together 15 partners from 9 European countries with leading-edge scientific knowledge and innovation capabilities from the research community (4), industry (3), SMEs (7) and municipalities (1).
VICINITY newsletters will serve as a fully accessible communication tool for the dissemination of important project news and the description of future steps. The first issue includes a summary and overview of results from the VICINITY project in that direction, giving brief answers to questions such as: