Bordeaux - France September 16th/17th 2021
The Project Kick-Off meeting held in September 16 - 17, 2021 in Bordeaux, France successfully brought all major players of the HERMES project together. With 17 participants, representing 6 beneficiaries and 5 participating Research Infrastructures, the meeting proved very fruitful for the initiation of the project and for starting the work.
The Kick-Off meeting not only allowed to introduce the scope and structure of the project, its overall management concepts and the detailed work plans of the individual work packages, but it also paved the way for a common understanding of the interconnections between the work packages by all participating Research Infrastructures.
Extensive work package sessions particularly for the four subdomains focused on the shaping of the work flows and initiated successfully the start of the action. Meeting breaks and side meetings were extensively used for discussions and preparations of the next steps.
In summary, all participating Research Infrastructures and individuals appeared highly committed to the project. It served successfully all the purposes the meeting was designed for and prepared a very smooth start of the project. Strong collaboration networks were established across the borders of subdomains.
The HERMES Team during the Kick-off meeting 2021