OTN Moves Up a Gear After Project Meeting in Ghent
On 3 February 2016 OTN partners convened in Ghent, Belgium, for a two-day project meeting to take stock of recent progress and agree on the actions points for the coming weeks. Day one began with presentations by technical teams who briefed the consortium on the current status of OTN platform and the apps that have been designed for the four pilot sites: Antwerp, Birmingham, Issy-les-Moulineaux and Liberec. After lunch the dissemination team took the floor to present a summary of user feedback from the previous test rounds, focusing on both positive and negative comments, on what went well and what could have been done better. Pilot testing was followed by technical discussions focused on further developments in Open Transport Map, Open Landuse Map and Smart Points of Interest. Day two featured two parallel sessions – one dedicated to the second White Paper and another to the technical aspects of the Hub – and presentations on the OTN Proof of Concept and commercialisation strategy. The latter was presented by Pavel who drew on the results of D8.5 Commercialisation Plan Draft deliverable to give an overview of the most suitable sustainability options for the project after its lifecycle. The two-day meeting concluded with a list of actions that each partner needs to take to prepare for the P2 review meeting, due to take place in early March 2016, and to help drive OTN solution forward in the final leg of its journey.