The METIS project kick-off meeting took place on the 29th and 30th of September 2020. Because of the ongoing pandemic and the risks associated with travelling, the meeting was held virtually. Though it was not the same as interacting face-to-face, partners were still able to engage with one another.
The project coordinator, Dr. Irmela Zentner from EDF, started off the meeting with a welcome and an overview presentation of the project. Then, each work package was presented, and the next day, coordination sessions were held to allow partners and their respective work packages to cover technical details and action plans.
The METIS partners left with a greater understand of the project and its complexities, a clearer idea of their responsibilities, and an increased sense of collaboration and motivation even from a distance, making for a successful project kick-off!