PlaMatSu Network Meetings takes place annually at one of the involved universities (see the training programme). The Annual Network Meetings have the purpose to report and discuss scientific results with the other consortium members. The training purpose of the Annual Network Meetings is to train presentation skills of ESRs in a closed, friendly environment, and to expose them on a regular basis to the interdisciplinary research carried out in PlaMatSu. Annual Network Meetings will also be a platform for networking between the ESRs, the PIs and the industrial consortium members.
Moreover, it is planned that the ESRs form a strong interconnected network, fostered by a variety of network-wide training events and secondments. The training programme of PlaMatSu has four pillars:
a) network wide training events;
b) local training (including training through research);
c) secondments at academic partners and in industry;
d) active participation of the ESRs at international scientific conferences.