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In this introductory chapter, we briefly present the context of the STEVIN programme (Sect. 1.1), in particular its rationale and main scientific goals. Subsequently, a short overview is given of all the STEVIN projects’ results (Sect. 1.2). The first subsection (1.2.1) lists the scientific projects, which will be treated in detail in the subsequent chapters of this volume. The following subsection (1.2.2) presents the other (types of) projects that had no explicit scientific aim, but rather an economic and/or dissemination goal. In the concluding section 1.3.1, we discuss how the results of the scientific projects address the STEVIN scientific priorities (Sect. 1.3.1) and how they are interrelated (Sect. 1.3.2). Finally, we explicate in section 1.4 the organisation of this volume.