The INTERRFACE project initiated its activities by hosting a very successful Kick-off Meeting in Brussels on January 16th-17th. The whole consortium, consisting of 42 partners, came together and laid the foundations for the work that follows in the coming months. Interesting presentations, engaging discussions, as well as speeches by EC officials took place during the two-day meeting, at the ENTSO-E premises. All activities of the project were analysed and relevant sub-tasks were allocated to partners, whereas the large-scale demonstrations that will be deployed in the near future were discussed in detail. The consortium is now ready for the big challenge that lies ahead.