On 02 December 2021, the international Advisory Board met for the first time with the leaders of CENELEST. At this meeting, the participants were mainly informed about the activities of CENELEST in the past years. In addition, there were in-depth discussions about the future strategy of CENELEST’s research and development. CENELEST pursues a strongly application-oriented development and is therefore grateful for all suggestions from industry and other academic fields. For this reason, the Board will now meet every 6 months to discuss the direction of CENELEST.