The kick-off meeting of INVEST4EXCELLENCE took place on the 26th of October 2021, virtually via the MSTeams platform (restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The meeting was hosted and coordinated by the Slovak University of Agriculture who is the coordinator of the project. Participants were the Beneficiaries and implementing bodies building the project consortium as well as representatives of the European Commission.

Main goal of the Kick-Off meeting was to establish the project main committees, to agree on the INVEST4EXCELLENCE master plan, to inspect the task and activity list with the starting point to be the creation of the project visual identity and website, and to generally introduce the project highlights and the detailed Work Programme.