Second AMANDA External Advisory Board Meeting

The second External Advisory Board (EAB) meeting took place virtually on Thursday, 07th October 2021, and the AMANDA consortium was delighted to welcome the members of the Advisory Board. This online meeting offered an opportunity to present the project and share progress to date with all participants.

The Advisory Board acts as an independent consultation body, and it is comprised of experts with significant and recognised expertise. All board's members have wide recognition in their respective fields at different backgrounds and areas of expertise, including needs/requirements of the market, technological trends and standards.

The second EAB meeting focused on activities implemented since the first meeting held in June last year and activities foreseen in the forthcoming period. Dr Charis Kouzinopoulos, on behalf of CERTH, opened the meeting by presenting current project status, milestones completed and project achievements. This was followed by presentations from all project partners with the main topics of developments on the sensors included in the AMANDA card, rechargeable storage element and energy harvester, short- and long-range communication, localisation, and energy assessment. The final version of the unconstrained prototype and planning for the miniaturised prototype was discussed in detail, followed by a final presentation on dissemination and exploitation planning.

Members of the External Advisory Board expressed their strong support of AMANDA in general and expressed their satisfaction with the progress made regarding most activities. The EAB meeting was very productive and insightful, and many valuable comments and feedback were collected. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Advisory Board and AMANDA partners who attended the meeting and engaged in the inspiring discussions.