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Bringing together a neutron ecosystem for sustainable science with ESS (BrightnESS-2)

Objective

Europe has led the field of neutron science for several decades thanks to an active network of neutron sources. The landscape is currently experiencing dramatic changes as several facilities have reached the end of their life cycle. To help uphold Europe's position in the global research environment and further strengthen the network of facilities for research using neutrons, fifteen European countries are jointly building the world's most powerful neutron source in Sweden. The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) in Lund is now 43% complete. Its unique capabilities will greatly exceed those of today's leading neutron sources, enabling new opportunities for researchers in many fields, including material and life sciences, engineering, energy, the environment, cultural heritage and fundamental physics. Following the prioritisation of ESS by ESFRI and the Competitiveness Council, eighteen partner organisations successfully delivered the Horizon 2020 project BrightnESS, from 2015 to 2018. BrightnESS-2 will build on the legacy of BrightnESS, but shifts the focus from risk mitigation to long-term sustainability of ESS and its community. This both supports, and depends upon, the long-term sustainability of a vibrant neutron scattering community and a network of complementary facilities in Europe. With a timeline of 36 months, and 16 partners from Europe and South Africa, BrightnESS-2 will ensure that i) neutron facilities in Europe provide access and services in a strategic and coordinated manner to user communities from Europe and beyond, ii) in-kind contributions to ESS are managed as part of the R&D collaborative work, iii) ESS boosts the innovation potential of the facility and fosters strategic partnerships with industry, iv) ESS reinforces its position as a truly global research infrastructure, v) ESS delivers positive socio-economic impact. The proposal has been endorsed through Letters of Support by 13 institutes and neutron sources from around the world.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ERIC
Address
Odarslovsvagen 113
224 84 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 873 400

Participants (15)

INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN
France
EU contribution
€ 187 812,50
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 937,50
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 632,50
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 241 460
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 96 250
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA SEDE ESPANOLA DE LA FUENTE EUROPEA DE NEUTRONES POR ESPALACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 500
Address
Cl Bizkaiko Teknologi Elkartegia 207 B-ss-2
48160 Derio
Activity type
Research Organisations
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 220 625
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 243 705
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 57 500
Address
Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 57 500
Address
Meiring Naude Road Brummeria
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE SOUTH AFRICAN NUCLEAR ENERGY CORPORATION LIMITED
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 68 750
Address
Church Street West Extension Pelin Daba Brits District
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN NEUTRON SCATTERING ASSOCIATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 23 213,75
Address
C/o Dr. Peter Allenspach Gupfenstrasse 18A
8166 Niederweningen
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 556,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments