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Periodic Report Summary - SUPERHYGIENE (The development project for a cheap, innovative 100% bacteria free brush for the food and health care sector)

Please note that Vikan's (coordinator) involvement in the project has been very limited since the start of 2009. The submitted material has been prepared by DII and CGS, and our role has been restricted to reporting the documents to the EU, in accordance with EU's instructions.

Please also note that the transaction table is not completed at the time of the reporting deadline, as we have not received all of the RTD costs from the partners. According to representatives from PERA (who are collecting the costs for all RTD partners) they are having difficulty in establishing, in accordance with the GA and transaction, how to report these. They need some more time to ensure that these are reported as accurately and completely as possible, so that we can provide you with a final set of documentation to allow for a smooth closing out of this project. I have been told that I will be contacted by one of the managers at PERA in the UK on Monday 29 March, and hopefully we will be able to solve this issue, and complete the reporting to you.

Vikan A/S has not actively participated in the project since its launch in January 2009. Vikan decided already after the first kick-off meeting on 20 February 2009 not to move on with the project based on a number of reasons.

Firstly, it was clear that the project members did not have the necessary competence as outlined by DII. Secondly, two of the members declared already at the meeting that they intended to leave the project. We therefore decided to withdraw from the project, as it was our assessment that the remaining, as well as the proposed new members of the consortium did not have the necessary competences to complete research in this area. In addition to this DII had taken Vikan's project description and presented it to one of our key competitors (FBK), without our knowledge or acceptance.

It is important for us to underline, that we have never wished to obstruct the project. However, the above-mentioned circumstances meant that we decided to leave the project, as we could not see how it could be carried out in a responsible and professional manner. DII's subsequent unauthorised approach to one of our main competitors, merely confirmed the necessity to leave the project.


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