CO-LaN Management Board held its regular monthly meeting from 2 pm till 3:30 pm Central European Time.


  • Approval of January minutes
  • April 2020 face-to-face meeting
  • 2020 budget review
  • Contracts for Software Services
  • Associate member fee proposal
  • Intellectual Property strategy
  • Actions Review
  • AOB



  • The January 2020 monthly Management Board minutes were approved without change.
  • The 2020 April Face-To-Face meeting will be held on Tuesday 28/4/20 at the Linde facility, Pullach, near Munich, Germany.
  • 2020 budget review:
    • Michel PONS presented the latest summary for the available 2020 budget, with the caveat that he has not seen all the relevant expenses/invoices and so some figures were estimates.
    • The deficit for 2019 is not as large as was previously estimated because some actions have or will take place in 2020 rather than in 2019: consultancy services delivered to Aspen Tech (€3600), HTRI (€2400) and KBC (€2400).
  • Contracts for Software Services:
  • Associate Member fee proposal:
    • Management Board asked Michel PONS to try and get a response to the membership fee proposal from as many software vendors as possible and then summarise the feedback and the reasons for staying with the proposed fee structure.
  • Intellectual Property strategy:
    • Michel PONS has produced a draft version of a spreadsheet summarising the IP strategy and licencing requirements for each of the CO-LaN documents and software packages. This will be developed further for the April face-to-face meeting.

Next meeting of the Management Board will be held on March 12, 2020.