Save the date: ACCELERATE webinar on ‘’How to Look Attractive to Investors’’ @ Online
Apr 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

How can you get your innovations out of the lab into commercial exploitation? What are the major aspects to take into consideration to make the project attractive to potential investors? These questions among others will be discussed at the second ACCELERATE webinar on April 2ndat 11:30.

The speaker of this upcoming edition is Mr. Ian Tracey, Head of Access to Funding and Finance at the KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network), who will focus on the important factors for attracting investors in the Science – Industry environment. Mr. Tracey will also highlight the key features that investors pay attention to when assessing potential commercial projects.

You can register to the webinar here.

Series of webinars will be taking place during the first week of each month with the aim of discussing one of the key aspects related to Industrial Liaison and technology Transfer.

You can watch the first edition on Innovation Effectiveness here.


CERIC Outreach to Scientific Communities in Romania @ Bucharest, Romania
Apr 11 all-day
An introduction to a distributed European large-scale Research Infrastructure for Materials and Life Science

11 April 2019, Bucharest – Romania

CERIC continuously aims to reach and attract scientific communities in Europe through various activities. The objective is to support this target audience in their scientific career path through the available opportunities.

As part of the outreach actions for enlargement and international cooperation of the ACCELERATE project, a delegation of CERIC will meet researchers on April 11thin Bucharest to raise awareness among the scientific community in Romania.

The aim of the event is to meet researchers from research institutes and universities in Romania in order to introduce them to the opportunities available for them in CERIC and guide them in writing successful proposals to get free open access to top-class European Research Infrastructures.

During the event, CERIC’s partner facilities will be presented with a focus on the Hungarian, Polish and Romanian facilities, respectively the Budapest Neutron Centre, Synchrotron SOLARIS and the National Institute of Materials Physics. Researchers from each facility will take part in the event to present some of the techniques used as well as their application and examples from research projects.

The preliminary program of the session can be found here.

  • Registration:

You can register to the event here. Should you have any question or need any information, contact us at:

  • Venue:

The event will take place in Bucharest on April 11th, 2019. Stay tuned for more information regarding the venue’s address.

European large-scale Research Infrastructure meets Business @ Bucharest, Romania
Apr 12 all-day
Semiconductors and superconductors materials: Solutions for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics industries

Are you a company working in the fields of electronics, optoelectronics, photonics and photovoltaics? Do you face challenges in your research projects and would like to discuss them with experts?

CERIC, as a European large-scale Research Infrastructure, provides solutions to industries through high-tech analytical methods and research on new and advanced materials (at micro and nano level), applied among others to semiconductors, superconductors and other materials for the whole Electronics industry.

In order to bring together research and business, CERIC is organizing an event in Bucharest on 12 April 2019, linking representatives from industry and researchers from CERIC’s Partner Facilities. The event will focus on the industrial application of some CERIC techniques -such as EPR (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance), HR-TEM (High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy) among others- presenting and discussing challenges with industry representatives.

The event would be a networking opportunity that could open the path to potential collaborations in the future.

The preliminary program of the session can be found here.

  • To attend the event as a participant, submit your registration here.
  • To attend the event as a speaker, contact us at:
Advanced Imaging and Probing for Energy Application @ CSSB Lecture Hall, Building 15 | DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY | D-22603 HAMBURG | Germany
May 8 all-day

08 May 2019, DESY (Hamburg, Germany)

Are you a company specialized in the energy sector? Do you want to explore how large-scale Research Infrastructures can support in your new products’ development?

Save the date for the ‘’Advanced Imaging and Probing for Energy Application’’ event, which will take place at DESY (Hamburg, Germany) on 08 May 2019. The event aims to bring together industry representatives from the energy sector as well as academics’ representatives interested in collaborating with industry to find solutions to their challenges.

For industrial R&D specialist, characterisation and imaging tools become useful when standard means fail and a trial and error approach is too expensive.

Special probes such as synchrotrons, neutron sources and high energy laser sources make processes visible that are otherwise impossible to observe. This enables, for example, the characterisation of materials, imaging components and even some systems during operation to gain understanding on how exactly they function. These tools and probes provide greater insight that could lead to better or even game-changing products.

During the event, participating companies will be introduced to a breadth of technologies available for them as well as their application and examples from research projects.

Moreover, information about the procedures to access those facilities and funding support (local, national and EU) which might be available will be presented.

Discussion topics will include energy storage, generation, transmission and conversion.

The event’s program and registration can be found here.

School-conference of Young Scientists ”Modern Material Science: Physics, Chemistry, Technology”
May 27 – May 31 all-day

27 – 31 May 2019, Uzhhorod, Ukraine

The School-conference of Young Scientists “Modern Material Science: Physics, Chemistry, Technology” will take place in Uzhhorod, Ukraine on ACCELERATE. The event is organised in collaboration between the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the ACCELERATE partner the Uzhhorod National University.

The event will bring together the scientific community in Ukraine with the aim of informing them about the latest achievements in the fields of materials, nano sized systems and nano-materials. The conference will also an occasion to discuss new results and exchange knowledge about the fundamental and technological aspects of the research studies.

Registration to the event can be submitted here.

The program of the conference will include:

  • Presentations by leading Ukrainian and European scientists in the field of Physics, Chemistry and Technology of new functional materials.
  • Report presentations by young researchers,
  • Posters’ session.

The scope of the conference incorporates the following fields:

  • Metals, alloys, ceramics and compositional materials;
  • Semiconductor, dielectric, magnetic and glassy materials;
  • Nanosystems, nanomaterials, nanotechnologies;
  • Dimensional effects, self-organization and ” of nanostructures;
  • Films, coatings and surface nanosystems;
  • Biofunctional nanomaterials, nanosystems in biology and medicine;
  • Polymers, supramolecular structures, airgels, colloidal systems;
  • Technologies, diagnostics and applications of materials.
► Important Dates:
  • 15.04.2019: Registration
  • 05.05.2019: The deadline for abstracts’ submission
  • 10.05.2019: Second announcement
  • 27.05. 2019: Registration of the participants of the school-conference
  • 27.05. 2019: The beginning of the school-conference
► Abstract requirements:

Abstract report must be 1-2 pages of A4 format with fields: 2.0 cm in the WinWord editor in Times New Roman font. Title – in bold type 16 pt, authors’ names – 12 pt, information concerning the place of work of authors and address – italics, 12 pt, all in the center, text – 14 pt. Between lines one interval. Among the authors emphasize the speaker. It is desirable to put it in the first place, because the correspondence will be conducted with the first author. Formulas are typed in the MS Word Equation or MathType formulas editor. All captions inside the drawings, as well as the formulas, should be in the font size of 12 pt.

The name of the file must be generated according to the scheme: “direction number” _ “speaker’s last name in Latin transliteration” (if the speaker presents several reports in one direction, after the surname, without a space, specify numbers 1, 2, 3). For example: 4_Ivanenko.doc.