LEAPS 1st Plenary Meeting

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picture 1: The Directors of LEAPS member institution
picture 2: All participants
picture 3: Michele Svandrlik (Elettra)
picture 4: Cecilia Blasetti (Elettra)

DESY (Hamburg, Germany) hosted the 1st Plenary Meeting of League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) on the 12th and 13th of November, 2018. The event gathered more than 150 representatives from the 16 member facilities, coming from 10 different countries, counting with the presence of the directors of all the facilities.

During a roundtable, with the participation of members and directors from different facilities, it was clearly expressed the goal of promoting common development projects that will implement smart specialisationand will also enable more efficient management, as well as the need of avoiding overlapping activities in favour of collaborative initiatives.

The grand challenges to be faced in terms of scientific areas, as health, energy, food security, engineering & manufacturing, heritage science and fundamental science were presented by the Strategy Groups. Michele Svandrlik (Elettra, Strategy Group 1) did present the scientific needs for future FEL sources, while Cecilia Blasetti (Elettra, Working Group 5) did illustrate the activities of the new e-infrastructure Wayforlight.

In preparation for one of the final calls of H2020, dedicated to pilot activities in view of the future Horizon Europe, proposals of pilot projects have been prepared and presented in the second day of the meeting.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:40