Insights from the 3rd General Assembly Meeting

The 3rd General Assembly (GA) meeting, held on April 14th online brought together all the partners for a comprehensive discussion on the advancement of the powerful chemical reservoir computer systems.

The meeting began with a welcome opening and the presentation of meeting objectives by Prof. Andres from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). This was followed by a discussion on UAM’s work progress, the challenges encountered, and future steps for the project.

The consortium then heard from Dr. Alberto Valdez representing the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), who provided an update on their work progress, challenges, and the way forward.

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CORENET team at the 3rd General Assembly meeting

Shortly after, the floor was given to PhD. Thijs de Jong from Radboud Universiteit (SRU), who shared an update on their results on the formose reaction.

The second half of the meeting began with PhD. Mehmet Aziz Yirik from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The presentation covered two key topics: the modelling framework and reservoir computing. Following this, Dr. Emanuel Loertscher from IBM Research Europe – Zurich (IBM) provided valuable insights into the reactor technology.

After, Ms. Miriam Frances from accelopment Schweiz AG (accelCH) presented the highlights on project outreach and science communication, with the updates on the project digital sites, including a media page with resources for partners to share information, the latest section dedicated to Postdocs and PhD students, and the new position from IBM. The online training module organised for both CORENET and  CLASSY projects to build upon their synergies in terms of team members and research topics was also mentioned. Regarding social media, accelCH shared the schedule for the next three months, with a focus on #CORENETresearchers.

The project status and the periodic report were then presented by Ms. Andreia Cruz from accelCH, including the dashboard, periodic report status, submitted deliverables and next steps.

The assembly wrapped up with an open discussion led by Prof. Andres, by encouraging all partners to share their thoughts and suggestions for the project’s improvement. Despite the challenges of a virtual meeting, the 3rd GA was a success, providing a platform for productive discussion and ensuring the project’s progress towards its goals!