On 28th-29th September, the 8th SCRATCh General Assembly was held. This time, some of us were able to see each other face to face again on a hybrid online/local event in the wonderful city of Rotterdam. The current state of development has been discussed and after long, but vivid and fruitful discussions the next steps have been decided. Especially the exploitation of the results has been in our focus. We all hope to see each other on the next GA again.