AstroGrid will be leading the VO Technology Centre (VOTC) which will be a loose confederation to develop new technologies for Euro-VO. VOTech is the first project under the VOTC umbrella funded by EU-FP6 and partner contributions. Formally VOTech is a design study which will output reports, designs, prototypes and proto-standards. In contrast to the engineering focus of AstroGrid-2, VOTech is a research and development project.
Tony talking about the AstroGrid-2 project
This was followed by Tony Linde talking about AstroGrid-2 and what it's going to be doing over the next 3 years.