AXLE General Assembly 29th April to 1st May 2014

 The AXLE Project’s third General Assembly was hosted by The University of Manchester over three days in April 2014. The meeting was an opportunity for partners to work together on specific topics that have emerged during the AXLE project. Although the partners are very comfortable working remotely, the face-to-face meetings were very productive. As with previous GAs, the agenda covered partner overviews and work package updates, but with a fair amount of time apportioned to smaller working groups.

PV outlining the dataset architecture







Tom, from Portavita, presenting their dataset to the AXLE partners

The social aspect of the GAs is also important; partners can build relationships over evening meals that enhance their working relationships. And the evening socials are a great way for the host partner to “show case” their environment. On the first evening, the partners went on a walking tour of the Manchester Ship Canal before experiencing traditional English fayre at a canalside pub. And to round off day two, we enjoyed an array of Indian food at a truly “Bollywood” venue in Manchester – a culinary and visual treat.