Since STEPS kickoff in September 2016 there has been extensive activities to formulate the research platforms within the different Work Packages. Strategies for a close collaboration between the academies and industrial partners have been settled, master students and pH D students are engaged and work shops have been arranged.

There is an obvious interest from the society – from global brand owners to general public. The research program has been presented in a lot of different contexts as conferences, seminars and other important events. Among others prof. Rajni Hatti-Kaul was invited to a lunch debate hosted by MEP and Fredrick Federley at the European Parliament.