iDEA lab kick off meeting took place at the University of Novi Sad on January 27-29, 2014. This event was attended by representatives from all partner institutions. Welcoming word was given by Rector of University of Novi Sad, Representative of Provincial Ministry of Science and Technology, Representative of National Tempus Office, Vice Dean of Faculty of Technical Sciences and Head of Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. After the project partners presented their institutions, the project coordinator Mr. Vladimir Todorovic described the project objectives, project workplan, roles and responsibilities of project partners, as well as project budget and breakdown of costs among partners. Representatives of TEMPUS National Office explained in details some technical issues, such as project “book keeping”, monitoring visits, eligible and illegible costs. Additionally, partners were discussing about project management, quality assurance aspects and partnership agreements, reporting and monitoring, visibility requirements and rules, as well as about constituting of management structure and quality assurance team. On the last day of the kick off meeting there were bilateral consultations on the specific aspects of the project.