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EU H2020 MSCA-ETN SAS kicked off in Bruges on July 2-3, 2019.

On July 2nd, the day started with a detailed introduction regarding the practical arrangements on the SAS Project Management followed by the Early Stage Researchers’ (ESRs’) pitch presentations on their background, project and host institute.
Three parallel sessions regarding the three scientific work packages were held in the afternoon where technical aspects and practicalities were discussed and clarified.
A Secondments Café was the perfect ending of this Kick-Off Meeting where the ESRs could meet the representatives of the secondment hosting institutions in order to discuss the specific arrangements regarding the upcoming secondments.
The day was capped by a tasty project dinner at Crowne Plaza Bruges.

Wednesday July 3rd started with a walk from Crowne Plaza Bruges towards KU Leuven Bruges Campus where the innovation labs Industry 4.0 Machine as Cyber-Physcial Systemand The Ultimate Factory were visited.
A guided city walk of charming Bruges through beautiful canals with even a visit to a historical preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site was the perfect transition for an enriching afternoon where the ESRs followed a soft-skill training on “Open Access and Open Science” while the Supervisors followed a dedicated supervisor training on “The Supervisor: role & responsibilities”.

The SAS Kick-Off photo album can be accessed here

The SAS Kick-Off agenda can be found here