Setting up a new ESFRI and other world-class research infrastructures in Europe is a considerable challenge. While the investments in Research Infrastructure (RI) is the responsibility of the Members States/Associated Countries, European Commission contributes to the setting-up of the RI and to the early phase of the operation. The start of the operation phase is the most delicate and difficult one for new pan-European infrastructures in the process to become fully operational as financial sustainability must be proved and the trust and awareness of users must be earned.
INFRADEV-3 projects of Horizon 2020 aimed to target the long-term sustainability of new research infrastructures.
At this event, the panel will discuss the usefulness of this type of support funding for research infrastructures and present the results of the support received through the H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017.