CALIPSOplus in Detail
CALIPSOplus is an Integrating Activity for Advanced Communities in reply to the call INFRAIA-01-2016 (Material Sciences and Analytical facilities/ Synchrotron radiation sources and Free Electron Lasers) in Horizon2020 the European Framework Program for Research and Innovation.
The project was initially funded for a duration of four years from May 2017 to April 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the project has been extended for six months until October 2021. CALIPSOplus is co-funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement No 730872.
What is CALIPSOplus?
PROJECT ACRONYM: Convenient Access to LIghtsources OPen to Innovation, Science and to the WOrld
Who is involved?
The CALIPSOplus Consortium brings together 19 partners offering access to 14 synchrotrons and 8 FELs in Europa and the Middle East. The work is structured across 24 Work Packages, encompassing a range of Networking Activities (NAs), Joint Research Activities (JRAs) and Transnational Access Activities (TNAs).
Aims of CALIPSOplus
The key aims of the project are as follows:
|Improvement of trans-national cooperation and distribution of knowledge, in particular from countries with a highly developed scientific infrastructure to scientifically less active regions
Removing barriers for access to world-class accelerator-based lightsources in Europe and in the Middle East
Teaching new users how to successfully use synchrotrons and FELs.
Collaborating on constantly developing technology to keep the facilities at the cutting-edge
Tailor-made support and access programmes for SMEs
The work in CALIPSOplus is structured across 24 Work Packages, encompassing a range of Networking Activities (NAs), Joint Research Activities (JRAs) and Transnational Access Activities (TNAs).
- User tools for access and data management
- Dissemination & Training (e.g. Twinning programme)
- European Light Sources for Industrial Innovation plus
- Striving for Sustainability of Photon Sources in Europe
Trans-national Access Activities
- Trans-national Access of the respective facility (e.g. TNA funding)
- Tailor-made for SMEs Trans-national Access (TamaTA)
- Metrology on One-Nanometer-Precise Optics
- Demonstrator for a Photon Science Analysis Service