In Early March 2016, the MFMP was contacted by Prof. Kim Daasbjerg, Co-Center Leader, Surface/Electrode Modification and Polymer Chemistry of the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Since then we have been carefully building a relationship with them. Part of that you may have already seen, because it is they that have twice analysed our Padua Cell *GlowStick* ash. That action helped us have confidence in them as a partner, however, it was the participation of the crowd by twice analysing their work that showed them the value of Live Open Science and so just prior to the 4th August we made an outline agreement with them to assist their open science initiative, due to start in September, in return for them supporting a program of MFMP research, part funded by them at their iNano (inter-disciplinary NanoTechnology) campus.
A tentative announcement formed part of a meeting in California on the 4th of August, we have now agreed to a calendar schedule to initially engage with them from 29th August until the end of the year and are now comfortable to say this will go ahead.
With thank the Anthropocene Institute for hosting the event in Menlo Park and the courage of Aarhus University to consider being a pioneer of applying the approaches of Live Open Science to their other research activity with their partners and in helping us further our ambitious plans.
We understand that the 4th August meeting was well received and that there may be follow up meetings, of course we will let you know if anything significant happens. For our grass roots project to have both the opportunity of presenting the value of our approach to more traditional investors in California and to help others to exercise our pioneering techniques in a leading nano technology university in Europe is rewarding in and of itself.
Thankyou to the members of the crowd that inadvertently helped us build this relationship with Aahus University and to the donors that helped us conduct our research such that we find ourselves able to take this opportunity.
We hope that this cooperation will allow more people to get seriously involved in the field.