Last week a couple of team members, Daniel, Hannes, Jorge, Malin, Teo and Elina attended the CESC annual retreat. CESC is a VINNOVA Excellence Centre, a kind of research hub, connecting researchers, the private and public sector. It is funded by VINNOVA with possible grants until 2017. Some of the team members are in different ways connected to CESC, doing research, soon doing research or member of the management team.
This year the retreat were held at Såstaholm, north of Stockholm. The first evening there were three different project presentations followed by a short mingel session and dinner. The second day, two of the overarching projects organized workshops as well as a somewhat unorthodox exploration of what CESC is with guests from Stockholms Improvisationsteater. The latter leading to some shortage of breath of the audience due to extended laughter.
All in all, it was a nice retreat, and a good opportunity to talk to other researchers or partners within the industry or public sector.