The MUSA project partners came together to mark the culmination of their journey at the final consortium meeting. This hybrid event took place on the 8th and 9th of May 2023 at the CIEMAT premises (Madrid, Spain), and fostered widespread engagement.
Aptly following the consortium meeting, an exhilarating Open Workshop ensued from the 10th to the 11th of May, offering a platform for knowledge sharing and discovery. Participants and stakeholders were received with a range of insightful presentations from international nuclear experts internal or external to the project, which are now accessible in the proceedings of the final open workshop, here.
During the final consortium meeting, the coordinator Luis E. Herranz shared the important progress achieved since the start of the MUSA project as well as the successful initial objectives and impacts of the project. These significant accomplishments are even more remarkable considering the external challenges faced, including the global pandemic and the crisis at European borders. Undeterred by these obstacles, the MUSA project delivered on its promises.
During the consortium meeting, dedicated sessions were conducted to showcase the major achievements of the project. These sessions served as a reminder of the efforts and dedication of all the partners involved.
The coordinator concluded the meeting by thanking all partners for their efforts and contribution. Moreover, he emphasised that one of the main outputs from MUSA has been the vibrant and collaborative community built along the way. Recognizing the immense value of everyone’s effort, the coordinator expressed the desire to sustain and strengthen this momentum. To do so, the community will continue working together by submitting a new project “INNOMUSA” in the upcoming EURATOM work programme.
This follow-up project, “INNOMUSA”, would focus to build upon the foundations laid by MUSA. The goal of this project will be to systematically consolidate the outcomes achieved by MUSA through innovative methodologies and also to prove their applicability to innovative technologies like SMRs and ATFs.
The final consortium meeting of MUSA marks the successful completion of an ambitious project through a strong community of experts. Which we hope to pursue with INNOMUSA.