After the 1st MC meeting, four general meetings, with the participation of all the WG members, are planned in the last quarter of each year. General meetings will be held jointly with MC meetings to evaluate the progress of the Action. To maximize the exchange with industrial participants a workshop on more applied aspects will be organized during the general meeting. Specific initiatives aimed at promoting networking among Action participants (in particular early career investigators) are also organized during the annual meetings.
During the forth year an International Conference will be organized to publicize the Action results. This conference aims at synthesize the networking work made during the Action progress and give to the achieved results the proper visibility.
The First Annual Meeting of the SMARTCATs COST Action took place, on August 26-28th, 2015, in the CERTH Conference Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. Concurrently and as a natural complement to the SMARTCATs meeting a workshop on “Smart Energy Carriers for Power, Industry and Engines” has been also organized. The agendas of the two events have been strongly entangled to help maximize the effective exchange of ideas and respective requirements among industrial and academic participants.
During the meeting a Young Researcher Mixer was organized to favor the establishment of network initiative among the early career investigators participating to the Action.
The Second Annual Meeting of the SMARTCATs COST Action took place, on November 14-16th, 2016, at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon Portugal. The three day program included dedicated colloquia organized in the framework of the five SMARTCATs Working Groups. The colloquia addressed the basic aspects (kinetics, diagnostics, pollutants, modeling) and applied issues of research on Smart Energy Carriers chemistry and technologies.
Further details can be found here. A copy of the book of abstract can be found here