74 participants from 40 project member organisations gathered on 29 – 30 September in Athens to kick-off the HOLISHIP Project. In the presence of the project officer, Gabriel Mialocq, the partners discussed immediate actions after the project start and detailed the plan for the first year of work.

Project kick-off in Athens
Fig. 1: "The Project Team"

During the first day the project management team and the cluster managers outlined the overall structure and concept of the HOLISHIP idea and approach.

Prof. A. Papanikolaou

Following an introduction by Prof. A. Papanikolaou, the “spiritus rector” of HOLISHIP, design tools, integration platforms and the comprehensive range of application cases targeted in the project were illustrated in a series of presentations.

Work commenced with detailed discussions in the individual technology fields addressed in development cluster 1 during the second day.

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