Kick-off meeting for funded ATTRACT projects

Main meeting room at CERN

On 20th – 21st May 2019, the ATTRACT consortium called all funded projects for a kick-off meeting at CERN premises.

The ATTRACT Project funds 170 breakthrough technology concepts in the domain of detection and imaging technologies across Europe. The projects will be awarded €17 million in funding – €100,000 each in seed funding to carry out their idea.

The call opened on 1st August 2018 and the deadline for applicants to submit their ideas was 31st October, 2018.

The schedule for the two-day meeting was as follows:

################# Monday, 20 May #################

13:00 → 14:00 Registration

14:00 → 14:15 Welcome
Speaker: Michael Krisch (ESRF)

14:15 → 14:35 Purpose of ATTRACT – what we expect from funded projects
Speaker: Sergio Bertolucci (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT))

14:35 → 16:05 Flash summaries of funded projects (part 1)
Speakers: Giovanni Marco Bertinelli (Universite de Geneve (CH)), Markus Nordberg (CERN)

16:05 → 16:30 Coffee break (25m)

16:30 → 18:00 Flash summaries of funded projects (part 2)
Speakers: Giovanni Marco Bertinelli (Universite de Geneve (CH)), Markus Nordberg (CERN)

18:00 → 18:30 Keynote (1): From an idea to business – how to prepare a good story?
Speaker: Prof. Luisa Alemany Gil (ESADE)

18:30 → 19:00 Keynote (2): What private investors are looking for in breakthrough innovation, and why?
Speaker: Prof. Luisa Alemany Gil (ESADE)

19:00 → 19:30 Informal Networking

19:30 → 19:45 Group picture

19:45 → 21:45 Buffet Dinner

################# Tuesday, 21 May #################

08:30 → 09:15 Networking with participants

09:15 → 10:00 Admin Guidelines for funded projects,reporting, schedule, milestones
Speaker: Pablo Garcia Tello (CERN)

10:00 → 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 → 12:30 Flash summaries of funded projects (part 3)
Speakers: Giovanni Marco Bertinelli (Universite de Geneve (CH)), Markus Nordberg (CERN)

12:30 → 12:50 Closing words, next steps
Speaker: Michael Krisch (ESRF)

Javier Burgués
Javier Burgués
Technical Lead

Developing the new generation of chemical sensors for automotive, industrial and home automation applications.