On the 1st and 2nd of December 2022, the PILATUS consortium came together for the first time to have the official kick-off meeting of the project. The meeting was hosted by the coordinator UNR in Delft, the Netherlands.
During the two-day meeting, partners got to meet each other face-to-face. They also got to present themselves to the group and describe what kind of activities they are involved in for the project. Next to partner presentations, all 8 work package leaders got to present the aims and objectives of their specific work package, and have a closer look at the activities for the next 6 months.
The project officer from CINEA could also attend the first day of the kick-off meeting physically in Delft. He insight into the processes and obligations to the EU. This was very insightful and we were happy that he was able to join in person to get to know the PILATUS project and its consortium better.
During the kick-off, we also stepped into the future (2025) to look at the success-story of the PILATUS project and its three digitalised pilot lines for silicon heterojunction tunnel interdigitated back contact solar cells and modules. During these presentations, the pilot line owners MBG, NCR and MBCH gave us insights into the achieved results and benefits for the PV sector in Europe as a whole.