The EnviGuard project is already running 36 months and at this stage several very promising results have been achieved. Ca. 30 representatives of the 18 project partners had three days to discuss on the status of the project activities and proposed a roadmap for the coming two years on order to fulfill all expected tasks and the project expected objectives and outcomes.
At this stage of the project, it is very relevant to brainstorm about all aspects related to the Intellectual Property Rights and Exploitation issues. Based on this, an Exploitation Strategy Seminar (ESS) took place the 8th of November as a support service offered by the EC to FP7 and H2020 projects under the “Common Exploitation Booster” initiative (http://exploitation.meta-group.com). The seminar was given by the expert assigned by the European Commission Mr. Emmanuel Sofianopoulos. Main objective was the ESS was to to identify the risks and potential obstacles for the EnviGuard project results exploitation and analyse how to address them. Partners were very active during the seminar in the characterisation of the project Key exploitable Results (KERs), identification of potential risks of each KER and in the development of the contribution/benefit matrix.