Intersectoral bridging

 The establishment of interdisciplinary collaboration and the generation of a common language/terminology are of utmost importance to accelerate progress in diagnosis, monitoring and mitigation of MIC. 

A solid basis of trust between the different actors is particularly needed for defining a research agenda that will utilize the state-of-the-art methods and expertise already available in academic institutions to address the actual needs of industry. This will help providing a solid basis of trust between the disparate parties associated with MIC issues. 

Thus, the aim of the WG1 is to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and critically reviewing the status quo in MIC, which can form the basis of a road map for the next decade of MIC research.