In-kind Contributions in the life of an ERIC
05 December 2019, Munich – Germany
CERIC is organising a workshop focused on in-kind contributions within Research Infrastructures, in particular in ERICs. The aim of the event is to increase the awareness among the existing and future ERICs and with the EC about the emerging best practices and find the best approach to solve the pending issues and different interpretations related to the in-kind contributions. Read more here.ACCELERATE Satellite Session at the 5th Regional Scientific-Practical Conference ‘Information Technologies in the Life of Students and Young Scientists of Transcarpathia’
07 November 2019, Uzhhorod National University Ukraine
The event will take place at the premises of the ACCELERATE project partner the Uzhhorod National University on 07 November 2019. It will bring together early-stage researchers and the scientific community in Ukraine to share research results and expand their knowledge about various fields. Read more here. ACCELERATE at the Advanced Engineering Show
30-31 October 2019, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham – UK
The ACCELERATE project partners ESP and HZG will take part in the Advanced Engineering Show in Birmingham on 30-31 October, which is UK’s largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show. During the event, the opportunities that Research Infrastructures can offer to industries in the fields of advanced engineering will be showcased. Read more here. ACCELERATE Webinars – OVERVIEW
In the framework of ACCELERATE, a series of webinars are taking place each month in which one of the key aspects related to Innovation, Industrial Liaison and Technology Transfer is presented by experts and discussed with the participants. Click here for an overview of past webinars.
Towards Key Performance Indicators of Research Infrastructures
Authors: Jana Kolar, Marjan Cugmas, Anuška Ferligoj (Submitted on 1st October 2019)
In 2018, the European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) was tasked by the Competitiveness Council, a configuration of the Council of the EU, to develop a common approach for monitoring of Research Infrastructures’ performance. To this end, ESFRI established a working group, which has proposed 21 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the progress of the Research Infrastructures (RIs) addressed towards their objectives. Read more here. ACCELERATE Webinar #6: The DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Innovation System.
08 October 2019, 11:30 (GMT+2)
The 6th edition of the ACCELERATE webinars will take place on 08 October 2019 at 11:30 (GMT+2). The topic will be focused on the innovation system of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), considering its successful technology transfer operation. Read more here. Apply now ► CERIC Call for Proposals is now open!
There are new instruments added to the offer in this call.
In particular, a 300kV Titan Krios 3Gi Cryo electron microscope equipped with two direct electron detectors located at SOLARIS is now available for researchers conducting studies in structural biology. Read more here.
1st Italian ERIC Forum on ERICs’ regulations and operational issues.
27 June 2019, CERIC-ERIC
In the framework of the Horizon2020 project ACCELERATE, CERIC-ERIC organized the first Italian ERIC Forum on 27 June 2019 at CERIC’s headquarters in Trieste. The meeting was organized in line with Work Package 1 of the project, which has as objective, among others, to develop policies and methodologies for advanced operational aspects of ERICs through a set of activities. Read more here. ACCELERATE webinar on the challenges in Executing Industry-University Projects
The 5th edition of the ACCELERATE webinars will take place on Tuesday 16 July at 11:30 (CET). It will assess the practical threads and pitfalls in running collaborative projects. The focus will be on the Common Challenges in Executing Industry-University Projects. Read more here. ACCELERATE project partners gathered at ELI-ALPS for 2019 annual meeting
12 – 13 June, Szeged – Hungary
On 12 June 2019, ACCELERATE project partners met at the premises of the ELI-ALPS in Szeged Hungary, for the first annual meeting of the year. The meeting started with a tour of the facility. Read more here.ACCELERATE’s outcomes on scientists of the Uzhhorod National University in Ukraine
Getting to a horizon is impossible from a physics point of view as it is an imaginable line dividing the land and the sky. As Earth is a sphere, the horizon is constantly distancing itself while we are trying to reach it in vain. Nevertheless, making the impossible possible is an achievable task. Read more here.Director of CERIC’s Czech Partner Facility awarded ‘The Doctor Honoris Causa of Uzhhorod National University’
Prof. Vladimir Matolin, Director of CERIC’s Czech Partner Facility (Charles University Prague), has been awarded ‘The Doctor Honoris Causa of Uzhhorod National University’ by the Academic Council of the University for scientific achievements in the field of physics, education and science. Read more here. CERIC’s internal research project presented at the congress EUROFINISH + MATERIALS 2019
15 – 16 May 2019, Leuven – Belgium
CERIC, together with the ACCELERATE partner ESP participated in the trade fair and congress: ‘’Material science meets surface technology EUROFINISH + MATERIALS 2019’’ in Leuven, Belgium. The fair brings together more than 140 exhibitors and 40 speakers to give an overview and present the latest developments within the Materials science area. Read more here.CERIC at the ECAART13 – European Conference on Accelerators in Applied Research and Innovation
05 – 10 May 2019, Split – Croatia
CERIC took part in the 13th edition of the European Conference on Accelerators in Applied Research and Innovation (ECAART 13), which was co-organized by CERIC’s Croatian Partner Facility the Ruđer Bošković Institute.The Conference is held every three years and is the most relevant scientific meeting for professionals working in the field of accelerator based research. Read more here.School-conference of Young Scientists ”Modern Material Science: Physics, Chemistry, Technology”
27 – 31 May 2019, Uzhhorod – Ukraine
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. Read more here.ACCELERATE Webinar on ”IP and Commercialisation for Research Organisations”
14 May 2019, 11:30 (CET+1)
What is Intellectual Property (IP)? What are the most important aspects relevant to a research environment? How do you create an IP, own it and commercialise it? How should IP be handled in the context of research agreements and collaborations? Read more here.CERIC and Rathenau Institute at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport in Slovenia to discuss the socio-economic impact of CERIC
06 March 2019, Ljubljana – Slovenia
In the framework of the EC co-funded ACCELERATE project, CERIC and the Rathenau Institute have developed a methodology for the societal impact assessment of Research Infrastructures, which is an important element of the long-term sustainability of the Research Infrastructures (RIs). Read more here. ACCELERATE Webinar on ‘How to Look Attractive to Investors’
02 April 2019, Online
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. Read more here.Accelerate Your Idea : Technology transfer – Industry networking combined workshop
07 – 08 March 2019, Lund – Sweden
How to develop industrially relevant ideas and transfer them outside of the Research Infrastructures (RIs)? How to overcome their legal, Intellectual property (IP) and finance- related challenges at the implementation stage? How to shape those ideas to make them attractive for the industrial market? These questions and other will be discussed at the ACCELERATE workshop organised by ESS in 07-08 March in Lund. Read more here.The CERIC Satellite Event at the NESY Winterschool is back for a 2nd edition
The event will take place in Altaussee, Austria on 4-8 March 2019. Read more here.ACCELERATE Industry Satellite Event
24 January 2019, Hamburg – Germany
In collaboration between ACCELERATE, DESY and HZG, the Industry Satellite Session during the DESY and European XFEL User Meeting 2019 ‘Looking for the Indestructible: Preventing Damage, Failure and Fracture’, will take place in Hamburg, Germany on 24 January 2019. Read more here. Industry innovation and the role of Research Infrastructures (RIs)
How CERIC-ERIC could help hundreds of firms to easy access to solutions on materials development, processing and use? Read more in this article.ACCELERATE project partners gathered in Garching to discuss upcoming steps & activities
06 December 2018, Garching – Germany
On 06 December 2018, ACCELERATE project partners met at the premises of the FRMII in Garching for the second project meeting of the year. The status of each work package was presented and assessed. It was followed with fruitful discussions on the activities, with a major focus on the upcoming steps in 2019 and 2020. Read more here.Watch now ► ACCELERATE webinar on Innovation Effectiveness
In the framework of ACCELERATE, a series of webinars will be taking place in the first Wednesday of each month in order to discuss one of the key aspects related to Industrial Liaison and technology Transfer. The first edition focused on Innovation Effectiveness. Read more here. Key performance indicators of Research Infrastructures / 2: Executive Summary
Following the recent Competitiveness Council Conclusions, which mandate ESFRI to develop a common approach for monitoring the performance of research infrastructures (RIs), a questionnaire was sent by ERF-AISBL (Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities) to the community of European RIs in order to gain a better insight into how they address (or would address as the case may be) the issue of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Read more here. CERIC at the Research Infrastructures and Contract Research Workshop
30 October 2018, Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina
CERIC took part in the Research Infrastructures and Contract Research Workshop, which was jointly organized by the RCC (Regional Cooperation Council) and the JRC (Joint Research Centre).The event focused on state-of-play assessment of the road mapping process of Research Infrastructures in the Western Balkans as well as on the exchange of best practices in contract research. Read more here.CERIC supports researchers’ scientific development through ACCELERATE
CERIC aims to reach scientific communities in the eastern border of the EU, where researchers face major challenges in bringing their innovative skills into life because of the constrains and limitations in their home countries. For that, CERIC strives to attract these communities to the opportunities and support it offers to researchers. Read more here. Alliance of Research Infrastructures’ IL and TT practices for stronger collaborations with industry
26-28 September 2018, Vienna – Austria
The Workshop on Technology Transfer (TT) and Industrial Liaison (IL) in Research Infrastructures (RIs) organized by CERIC through the ACCELERATE project gathered experts based in 12 different European countries specialized in the different key aspects of the TT and IL value chain. Read more here. Register now ► ACCELERATE at the Academia-Industry Matching Event
29-30 October 2018, Budapest – Hungary
CERIC will be presented at the ”Academia-Industry Matching Event – Machine Learning and Visual Analytics in the Clouds Workshop” which is taking place in Budapest, Hungary on 29-30 October 2018. Read more here. EARIV brochure is OUT ► Discover the industrial R&D services and capabilities of European large-scale analytical research infrastructures.
The ACCELERATE project has recently joined EARIV, the European Analytical Research Infrastructures Village, a network of five Horizon2020 projects and three regional projects. The EARIV members work together to offer advanced materials characterization services to the industry. Read more here. Submit your responses to the questionnaire on KPIs in RIs by September 26th.
ERF, with the support of CERIC through the H2020 project ACCELERATE, would like to collect opinions on the topic from its Members, and from other research infrastructures and ERICs, in order to contribute to the implementation of the Council Conclusion. Read more here. Save The Date ► ACCELERATE Satellite Conference at the CNM 2018 – Ukraine
22-28 October 2018, Uzhhorod – Ukraine
CERIC will take part in the CNM (Clusters and Nanostructure Materials) conference, taking place in Ukraine on 22-28 October 2018 through a satellite conference organised in the framework of ACCELERATE. Read more here. Key Performance Indicators of Research Infrastructures / 1: Explanatory Note
By Jana Kolar (CERIC-ERIC), Andrew Harrison (Diamond Light Source Ltd), Florian Gliksohn (ELI-DC)
There is little doubt that publicly funded instruments or institutions should have a performance monitoring system in place. Key performance indicators (KPIs), which describe how well an institution or a programme is achieving its objectives, play a key role in this process. Read more here. Workshop on Industrial Liaison & Technology Transfer in Research Infrastructures: Best Practices and Success Factors
26-28 September 2018, Vienna – Austria
Industrial liaison and technology transfer are crucial to explore possible collaborations of research infrastructures with industrial partners. They also allow to increase the impact of research infrastructures as an innovation driving force for the society at large. However, there are several challenges to be faced for such a liaison to be successful. Read more here.ACCELERATE at the Science in the City Festival – ESOF 2018
9-15 July, Toulouse – France
CERIC, with the other members of the European Research Facility Association ERF-AISBL, will be in Toulouse from 9 to 15 July 2018 for the Science in the City Festival at ESOF 2018, with an interactive exhibition that will bring you through the tools and laboratories used by scientists to answer to the most challenging questions on health, energy, environment, cultural heritage, materials engineering and astronomy. Read more here.ACCELERATE at the Eu-SPRI Conference: How to identify and evaluate Research Infrastructures’ impact?
6-8 June 2018, Paris – France
Eu-SPRI, the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation, is held annually and gathers experts and fellows in the field. This year, the conference focused on five main themes spanning governance, innovation policy, understanding of globalization, challenges for renewed research orientations, and the relation between societal change and innovation. Read more here.
CERIC, together with ACCELERATE partners ELI-DC and the European Spallation Source, has organized the workshop on ERIC’s implementation and VAT issues, taking place on June 7th at the DG-RTD, Directorate General for Research and Innovation in Brussels, Belgium. Read more here.
Through the H2020 ACCELERATE project, partners work on strengthening the bond between Research Infrastructures and industrial communities to provide the latter with the necessary support and tools for their applied research. Read more here.
CERIC will attend the 2nd ERIC Forum meeting at Instruct-ERIC in Oxford UK on April 19-20th.
Managers and staff of existing and prospective ERICs will have the chance to exchange best practices, and to discuss common problems and the related possible solutions with the delegates of the European Commission who will attend the event. Read more here.
How to select the most suitable companies for projects’ partnerships? How to formulate the elevator pitch of a research project for target industrial partners? What are the key aspects for a strong Research Infrastructures – Industry collaboration? Read more here.
On 8th March, at the R2B event SYNERGI 2018 held in Amsterdam, 20 renowned players in different industrial fields, such as Toyota for automotive and Vallourec for energy, attended the ACCELERATE session on the CERIC’s services for the industry, to learn more about the different uses of some of the techniques available and the type of problems they can solve. Read more here
ACCELERATE partners met on 7 March 2018 at the premises of the Rathenau Institute in The Hague, to present the state of the project and upcoming steps. All work packages and related deliverables were presented, and partners discussed the possible improvements to increase the impact of the actions planned.
About 60 participants from 11 European countries explored synergies fostering knowledge transfer and network for the development of innovative technologies and applications in the field of nanotechnology at the conference “Nanotechnology: from Materials to Science”. Read more here
ESP invites you, together with CERIC, ESS, and HZG, to take part in the Nanotechnology from Materials to Science conference, which will take place at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, on 15-16 February 2018. Read more here
ACCELERATE’s results on RIs’ socio-economic impact assessment presented for possible use in the Social Sciences and Humanities’ field
24-25 January 2018, Bologna – Italy
On 24-25 January, at the international conference “Stay tuned for the Future”in Bologna, Leonie van Drooge presented the approach the Rathenau Institute develops for ACCELERATE to the RIs’ community in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. Read more here
As part of the outreach actions organized in the framework of the ACCELERATE project, CERIC delivered a presentation on Monday, January 15th in the University of Belgrade to researchers and science enthusiasts under the theme: ”CERIC-ERIC, Central European Excellence for Research in Material and Life Sciences”. Read more hereWorkshop on Human Resources in ERICs
17 November 2017, Graz – Austria
On November 17th, CERIC and ELI organised a workshop on Human Resources management in ERICs. The event was a great occasion for ERICs’ managers and administrative personnel to discuss common challenges related to HR practices and processes. Read more here
Research Infrastructures in ACCELERATE on the way to develop an improved methodology on socio-economic impact assessment
15 November 2017, Munich – Germany
On November 15th, representatives from CERIC, ELI, the European Spallation Source, the Helmoltz-Centre Geesthacht and FRM II met in Garching to continue the development of a methodology for the monitoring and assessment of socio-economic returns of Research Infrastructures (RIs). Read more here
On October 20th, CERIC organized a Research to Business (R2B) meeting to connect industrial companies and researchers from the Italian Partner Facility at Elettra, and from the Slovenian one at the SloNMR, with the aim of strengthening the relation between the parties and therefore encouraging and building future collaborations. Read more here
In the framework of the H2020 ACCELERATE project, CERIC took part in the 19th Conference of Czech and Slovak Physicists with a Special Session focused on the opportunities for open access offered by the Consortium. The conference was held at the Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences in Prešov, Slovakia, on 4-7 September 2017. Read more here
CERIC-ERIC is bringing together researchers from its partner facilities and industry representatives for a one day Research to Business (R2B) meeting at the CERIC headquarters in Trieste on October 20th, with the objective of encouraging and strengthening the collaboration between the parties. Read more here
27 participants from 14 countries in Central and Eastern Europe attended the CONTACT workshop, CERIC-CEI training on advanced materials characterisation in Large Scale Research Infrastructures. The event was organized within the scope of the CEI Cooperation Activities – part of the CEI Plan of Action 2016 priorities, and was co-funded by the H2020 ACCELERATE project. Read more here
We are counting the days to welcome the participants for a fruitful and knowledge sharing experience at the CERIC-ERIC’s headquarters in Trieste. The good news is that we are offering the opportunity for everyone to benefit from it: that is not only the 160 applicants who couldn’t be physically present with us, but also the general public. Read more here
Mrs. Leonie Van Drooge (Senior Researcher at the Rathenau institute) presented the work she and colleague Dr. Jasper Deuten (Coordinator at the Rathenau institute) do for ACCELERATE at the annual Eu-SPRI conference, which hosted an audience of fellows in the field of research and impact evaluation. Read more here
CERIC-ERIC and the Central European Initiative – CEI are glad to invite you to the CONTACT workshop, taking place at the CERIC headquarters in Trieste, on 26-27 June, 2017. The CONTACT workshop is open to researchers at any career stage, working in fields requiring advanced materials characterization. Read more here
Students and early stage researchers interested in analytical techniques attended the CERIC satellite workshop that took place on the 6th of March along the well-known NESY Winterschool in Altaussee, Austria. The event, organized by CERIC within the framework of the ACCELERATE project – presented complementary methods for the analysis and characterization of advanced materials. Read more her
Workshop on Human Resources in ERICs
21 February 2017, Rome – Italy
On February 21, the CERIC-MIUR workshop on Human Resources in ERICs, co-funded by the MIUR and the EC H2020 project ACCELERATE, was held in Rome. The event focused on some of the topics of greatest interest to RIs managers: human resources, their management and the most difficult aspects of their regulations in an intergovernmental framework such as that of the ERICs. Read more here
On January 26th, 12 representatives of project partners from six countries, gathered at the CERIC-ERIC headquarters in Trieste to launch the H2020 funded project ACCELERATE. The project’s main objective is to help ensuring the long term sustainability of Research Infrastructures in general and ERICs in particular. Under the coordination of CERIC-ERIC, the project. Read more here