So far 21 countries are interested in getting involved – Albania, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Rep, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK. Eight of these have signed a Memorandum of Intent, and at the event yesterday, five of these countries had sent representatives to put pen to paper on a Memoradum of Understanding for the Start up activities - Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain. Not only that, the meeting also saw the signature of the national MoU of the Dutch LifeWatch Consortium.
This leaves LifeWatch in full start up mode for 2011, with 2012 to 2015 earmarked for construction and also operations. Full operations should begin in 2016.
We’ll be watching with interest!