The EMotion project started on March 1st, 2020. The project Kick-off took place on March 9th, 2020, just a few days before the first lockdown in Austria, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Due to COVID-19 the project work got more complicated. Meetings had to be shifted from personal face-to-face meetings to online meetings. Workshops between project partners could not be conducted as planned. Personal interviews planned could only be conducted with a special hygiene concept and in a reduced manner. Home-office rules and restrictions regarding person numbers made lab work more complicated.

Nevertheless, a lot of progress was made during the first year of EMotion. Some highlight are shown on the following pages.