The kickoff meeting of MIRACLE project took place on the 19th of January 2018 in the beautiful sunshine snow scenario of Nallikari beach in Oulu, Finland. The MIRACLE project officially started on January 1st2018 with the collaboration of 13 partners from 7 European countries.
During its 42 months’ (3,5 years) duration, the MIRACLE project will implement and demonstrate an innovative and easy-to-operate mid-infrared (MIR) imaging probe for use during minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, enabling in-depth and objective diagnosis of articular cartilage.

During the kickoff meeting, relationships between the partners were strengthened and cross-disciplinary bridges between surgeons, physicists, engineers and computer scientists were established. In addition, administrative issues were clarified, and an action plan was made regarding the tasks of each partner for the following 6-8 months.