WP1: Management – Year 2

Semi-annual update 3 – August 2017


The main task under WP1 from March to August 2017 was the processing of an amendment to the consortium and the grant agreement.

Due to changes in organisational strategy and commitments, partner Eurecat will leave the consortium on 31 October 2017, after completion of their hosting obligations.

Partners Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and DU IT srl officially acceded to the consortium in May 2017, to cover the expertise leaving the consortium with Eurecat, as well as adding ICT
expertise related to applying technology in the context of dementia care, and sensory interiors.

Mid-term review

On 28 June 2017, the consortium met virtually with the REA project officer, Gianluca Coluccio, to undertake the project mid-term review. Members of the consortium presented on progress in all current work packages during the first 15 months, and Mr Coluccio advised on how to proceed with administrative and managerial issues.

Management meeting

A management meeting took place in Luxembourg on Thursday 18 May 2017.

Semi-annual update 4 – February 2018


A second amendment was started in January 2018, to cover the accession of two new beneficiaries to the consortium from 1 March 2018. These new beneficiaries will cover shortfall in secondments which existing beneficiaries are not able to undertake.

Academic beneficiary: Frederick University

Has expertise in product and graphic design, and it is located in Cyprus which also extends the geographical reach of the consortium.

Non-academic beneficiary: ETIC LAB LLP

Has expertise in app and software development, which will benefit the consortium and the final prototypes to be produced. Project participation will provide them a great opportunity to collaborate with design beneficiaries and to help with the design development and application.

Management meetings

Management meetings took place as follows:

  • Barcelona, Thursday 28 September 2017 (for initial discussion of the design phase and prototypes)
  • Nottingham, Friday 20 October 2017 (to finalise details of the design phase and prototypes)
  • Deventer, Friday 16 February 2018 (to confirm the accession of the two new partners, and start discussion about the project final conference.)


Members of the consortium started work on future proposals which will be a way of extending the MinD network after project end.