The certMILS Kick-Off meeting took place from 11th to 12th January, in Rennweg at the Katschberg, Austria. certMILS develops a security certification methodology for Cyber-physical systems (CPS) and aims to increase the economic efficiency and European competitiveness of CPS development, while demonstrating the effectiveness of safety & security certification of composable systems. The certMILS consortium consists of 11 partners (including linked third parties) from 5 different EU countries (Austria, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, The Netherlands). It is a thoroughly selected mix of partners who complement each other with their competencies, experience and ambition at high level.