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Building a research infrastructure and synergies for highest scientific impact on ESS

Objective

The science of materials has always been at the centre of scientific and technological progress in human development. The tools to understand materials that fashion them to meet our societal needs have been just as important. Thermal neutrons are one of the most powerful probes that look directly at the structure and dynamics of materials from the macro- to the microscopic scale and from nano-seconds to seconds. It is therefore natural that a group of 17 European Partner Countries have joined together to construct the world’s most powerful neutron source, the European Spallation Source (ESS). The importance of ESS has been recognised by ESFRI who have prioritised it as one of three Research Infrastructures (RIs) for this INFRADEV-3 call. However, simply constructing the most powerful spallation neutron source will not, by itself, ensure the maximum scientific or technological impact. What is needed is an integrated program that ensures that key challenges are met in order to build an ESS that can deliver high impact scientific and technological knowledge. With a timeline of 36 months, involving 18 Consortium Partners and a budget of € 19.941.964, the BrightnESS proposal will ensure that (A) the extensive knowledge and skills of European companies, and institutes, are best deployed in the form of In-Kind Contributions to ESS for its construction and operation, (B) that technology transfer both to, and from, the ESS to European institutions and companies is optimised and, (C) that the maximum technical performance is obtained from the ESS target, moderators and detectors in order to deliver world class science and insights for materials technology and innovation.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-1
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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
€ 10 094 672,75

Participants (17)

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 170 500
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 694 560
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 512 965
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 544 641,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN
France
EU contribution
€ 668 937,50
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 457 090
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 1 478 687,50
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 919 625
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 297 858,75
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA SEDE ESPANOLA DE LA FUENTE EUROPEA DE NEUTRONES POR ESPALACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 125
Address
Cl Bizkaiko Teknologi Elkartegia 207 B-ss-2
48160 Derio
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 459 187,50
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MITTUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 251 750
Address
Holmgatan 10
85170 Sundsvall
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 143 766,25
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 484 250
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 715 375
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 186 847,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments