The Back-UP’s Consortium was yesterday in the Euroforum building, meeting with the Project Officer and the Project review panel, to assess the progress of the Back-UP Project after its equator. All Work Package leaders attended to the meeting, including The University of Leeds and University of Keele (UK), RRD (The Netherlands), NTNU (Norway), Empirica (Germany), GENOS (Croatia), CIOP-PIB (Poland), University of Padova (Italy), GMV, MAZ and coordinator IBV(Spain).
During the meeting, the main role was played by Project Director Helios De Rosario, who started with a deep, complete and clear project overview in which he portrayed the origins of the project, the problem that it is bound to solve, and the achievements of the first period.
Later on, Work Package leaders exposed the job performed through each Work Package, including highlights of the Professional and Researcher platforms.
“Back-UP represents a step forward for Low Back and Neck Pain in-silico models, and at the end of the project the state of the art will change significantly”, states Helios De Rosario. “We are proud of this Consortium”, continues.
The reviewers team stressed the major strength of the project and also gave some important advices on areas that will be developed, enhanced and improved in the second half of the project.
“We have to wait for the official report, but in the meantime, we can already start on implementing reviewers’ indications”, concludes De Rosario.