In the first week of April, the Värmland County Administrative Board welcomed the KISS ME project partners to their first interregional meeting in Karlstadt, Sweden. In the framework of the fruitful seminar and steering group meeting the project partners informed each other about the state of play in their regions, and discussed crucial next steps for the project. The working sessions were accompanied by an attractive supporting programme, inlcuding a visit to the Karlstad Innovation Park, Karlstad University, and the Sandgrund Lars Lerin art museum. The project partners thank the Värmland County Administrative Board for the great organisation of the meeting and are looking forward to coming together again for the KISS ME Kick Off event in June!