The 16 partner organisations of the C2IMPRESS project met for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey, during the kick-off meeting on 24-25 October 2022. C2IMPRESS is a three-year-long project funded by the European Commission with a total grant amount above €5 million. The consortium is built with universities, municipalities, and technical and research organisations from international and pan-European partners from Turkey, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, the United Kingdom and Australia.
The meeting started with the opening speech of keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, the President of TUBITAK – Scientific and Technological Research Institution of Turkiye-. After the speech of the President of TUBITAK, the Chairman of SAMPAS Holding Şekip Karakaya presented a welcoming speech. Lastly, Project Coordinator Dr. Serdar YÜMLÜ made an informative presentation to the partners.
Carla ROCHA GOMES from European Research Executive Agency attended the meeting online and made a presentation about the process and congratulated the partners.
After the introductory session, Dr. Mohammad Azizur Rahman, the Associate Director of Technovative solutions Ltd and Technical Coordinator of the C2IMPRESS project, presented the technical concept and details. Afterwards, the C2IMPRESS project work package leaders presented the work packages and discussed the next-planned activities. Finally, two half-day workshops were organised for the project specifications and pilot implementation.