17 May

End of V-Con

This will mean nothing to anyone but me a few others but today I attended the final V-Con project review that I have been the reviewer of for the last 4-5 years. It has been fascinating to see a project from the outside not the inside for a change, and it has also been very interesting to see a totally new approach to the public funding of innovative research (PCP).

The project was about developing a semantic based approach to maintain compliance between different ontologies in infrastructure building information modeling (BIM) and that was very interesting and successful, they have a working group for an ISO/CEN already.

I feel a little sad since I expect Brexit will diminish and prevent the roles I have had in the internationalisation of research and innovation, but it was great to see a project perform excellently and achieve impact.