The kick-off meeting of the project was held from 4 to 5 March 2014 at the American University in Cairo. After a presentation of the general concept and its particular relevance for sustainable development in Egypt, all consortium members presented the profile of their institutions and the members of the project team were introduced. This helped uncovering the different areas of research expertise of the participants in the project and also the experiences in other international large scale projects, which raises the expectation of a promising implementation and successfully reaching the objectives set.
Afterwards the work package leaders laid out the specific tasks and deliverables entailed in the project design. Some concrete steps towards reaching certain deliverables have already been discussed and decisions been taken, such as launching the TriNex Best Paper Award at the Biovision Alexandria 2014 Conference at the Bibliotheka Alexandrina on April 7 to 9, 2014.
This meeting has emphasized that TriNex will be implemented by a diverse mix of competent and engaged project partners from Egypt and Europe.