On Tuesday January 27th the European Commission held the Kick-Off of ProPAT in their facilities in Brussels. The 16 partners of ProPAT gathered for the first meeting of the project where they discussed about the project objectives, the scientific and technological challenges to tackle and participated in a work session to define the specifications of the ProPAT system. For the next 48 months the partners of ProPAT will be designing, developing and validating novel sensors and analysers for providing online measurements of chemical composition, particle size, temperature and other critical parameters of the process industries. This will allow an improved control of the production process enabling a more sustainable and efficient industry. The ProPAT partners will meet again in June 2015 to monitor progress and improvements.