The official launch of the IRIS project came during the project’s Kick off Meeting which was held virtually, due to COVID-19, in 2 & 3 September 2021. During the meeting, the 19 European partners of the consortium presented their goals and aims regarding their participation in the project and described in detail the work they will perform within it. It was for sure a great beginning since all the partners were particularly optimistic for the project’s progress and its future developments. The coordination team from INOV, IRIS Project Coordinator, set the scene and then the rest of the consortium presented their role in the project. We were honoured to host the IRIS Project Officer, who had a very interesting and in detail presentation regarding all aspects of the project.