We are happy to announce that despite the ongoing global pandemic, the PLANtAR project has successfully started! It was launched with a one-day online kick-off meeting which took place on 20th of November 2020. 14 Partners from 3 different countries have joined their forces together to delineate the administrative and technical responsibilities. The kick-off gave a great head start to establish connections between all the partners. Whereas, the Work Package leaders had an opportunity to integrate their synergies and discuss effective methods in achieving the main objectives during the project lifetime.