iCIRRUS (intelligent Converged network consolidating Radio and optical access aRound USer equipment) is a 3.8 million Horizon 2020 collaborative project coordinated by Dr Nathan Gomes in the School of Electronic and Digital Arts (EDA) and consisting of 10 partners from five European countries.
The official launch (‘Kick-off meeting’) took place at the University of Kent in Canterbury and after the welcoming address by Professor Philippe de Wilde, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, consortium members briefly introduced themselves, their organisation and the roles they are to play in the project. The remainder of the morning session was then taken up by presentations and discussions regarding the technical and administrative management of the project.
The afternoon session was dedicated to discussing individual work packages (WPs 2, 3 4 and 6) with opening presentations by WP leaders and input and suggestions from consortium members. The work in WP5 depends to some degree on the input from WPs 3 and 4 and will not start until month 9, but partners were reminded to look out for any recommendations and potential input that might be useful. WP6 is concerned with dissemination, exploitation and standardisation discussions centred on initial thoughts about dissemination targets and exploitation strategy.
The meeting was rounded off with an enjoyable and relaxing dinner at one of Canterbury’s excellent restaurants.