The project started with a formal kick-off meeting at 14 and 15 March 2013. All partners as well as the Project technical Assistant to the European Commission,  were present. This two-day event was dedicated to technical discussions on the first year planning as well as team building and managerial issues such as deciding on the members of the Steering Committee and the first decisions taken. It was decided that in the coming months more detailed technical specifications were to be defined for the TBC system, characteristics of the particles and volumes of stock and testing cycles.