In order to discuss ongoing research activities and further research cooperation, the project coordinator had two extensive meetings with our partner research group in Hong Kong and Tokyo on November 19th and 22nd respectively. In these meeting research students and postdocs at the University of Tokyo and at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University presented their work. The coordinator, Prof. Akerkar presented the BDEM goals and scope to the students and encouraged them to participate in the mobility programme of the project. Further, group leaders Prof. Song Guo (HKPU) and Dr. Xuan Song (UTokyo) discussed synergies between research groups with Prof. Akerkar (WNRI). They also explored new opportunities for collaboration through Horizon 2020 calls.