On May 16-18, the 5G-Blueprint consortium gathered for a 3-day face-to-to-face meeting organized by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. The event, held in The Hague, brought together nearly 40 representatives from all partner institutions.
After a warm welcome delivered by 5G-Blueprint Project Coordinator, Wim Wandenberghe, presentations covering communication, dissemination, and exploitation activities and project coordination and management were delivered. Then, leaders of technical work packages provided updates on the status of ongoing tasks and activities. Their presentations were followed by interactive breakout sessions dedicated to specific open points, which gave the consortium a chance to engage in meaningful discussions and exchange experiences gained in the first half of the project.
During the breaks, the participants had an opportunity to test their driving skills: several have tried to teleoperate a virtual truck thanks to the 5G-Blueprint simulator.
The second day of the consortium meeting was centered around a session on use cases, enabling functions and pilots, giving partners an opportunity to discuss coordination aspects in preparation for the upcoming tests, planned for mid-June.
Third and last day of the meeting was dedicated to deeper analysis of the demonstration plan based on the previous days’ discussions and the preparatory activities for the upcoming review meeting. These discussions were held in smaller groups composed of the Project Management Team, including all Work Package leaders.
The meeting has strengthened the consortium’s commitment to keep up the good work in the second half of the project. The partners are now excited about the opportunity to present the initial project results to the European Commission during the upcoming review meeting scheduled for July.