ASSET project had its kick-off meeting organized in Madrid Spain in Atos headquarters. During this meeting, the project goal and objectives were discussed and plan all activities for the first 6 months. One activity focused on reaching out to different actors from the various stakeholders’ groups: Universities and training actors, research centres, companies from the energy sector, policy makers, authorities, public administrations, etc. Representatives from these groups were interviewed to gather information about their needs and expectations from ASSET ecosystem.