The Coordinator of the MASTRO project organized a kick-off meeting on 17-18 January 2018, in Madrid, Spain. All partners of the project and the EC’s Project Officer, Dr. Achilleas Stalios (European Commission DG Research & Innovation D3) attended the meeting. Partners presented their institution (activities, facilities, personnel, project role, expected outcomes) and the plan for their activities of the first six months. Financial and administrative issues were also discussed. AXIA is bringing to the consortium its expertise on innovation management, as well as dissemination and exploitation activities. AXIA will also lead the Innovation and Exploitation Committee (IEC), established to ensure that creative ideas are anchored to the market, regulatory and performance requirements.