Thursday, 3 September
After a long day of work, the consortium partners, joined by some of our invited guests and speakers, took a refreshing walk to the boat landing at Adlershof. There we boarded the first solar panel powered ship “Solon” for a short trip down to Köpenick Ratskeller for an excellent dinner. On the ship there were drinks, small snacks and good conversations and at Ratskeller the consortium partners enjoyed good German food and wine. In speeches the coordinator congratulated work package leader Andrea Herrmann (on maternity leave) on being the first to “deliver” in the project and Prof. Acs thanked the coordinator and project manager for an excellent job in organizing the project and kick-off so far. With the formalities out of the way and much of the work done, the partners could relax and enjoy their evening.