Various outreach activities and events have been defined. These activities should enhance the sustainable collaboration within the network and between the network and public and private sector stakeholders. The outreach activities should, next to dissemination of research findings, provide relevant extension services to key stakeholders like development agents, assist in the identification of research and education profiles, stimulate spin-off and entrepreneurship opportunities through valorisation of research output, new product and services creation and other forms of collaboration with the private sector. The activities should lead to a gradual expansion of the network, incorporating more educational institutes but should also engage other public and private stakeholders. Evolution of the network will be monitored throughout the project.