Analytical Research for Industry / State-of-the-Art in Europe, 26 October

ESS Partner Event
The Baltic TRAM Opening Conference aims at delivering an overview on the state-of-art of industry–RI relationship in Europe and partly in the world, highlighting some new ideas and projects popping up in Europe right now. The project will try to identify hurdles and bottlenecks for a better collaboration and better/more/faster impact on innovation and discuss what kind of structures would be needed for a more intense research–industry co-operation, looking especially at ways how academia could support companies in their innovation processes.

Investments in research and innovative capacity provide an opportunity for boosting competitiveness and growth in Europe. Large-scale research infrastructures such as DESY and XFEL in Hamburg and Max LAB and ESS in Lund offer huge potential in testing state-of-the-art solutions. But how do we secure efficient and balanced access to these facilities? At the conference in Hamburg we will describe the situation, highlight some new ideas and projects in Europe and discuss what structures are needed for better research-industry cooperation, looking at how academia can support companies in their innovation processes.

Jean-Pierre Caminade from the French Ministry of Education will present the actual findings of the Working Group of Innovation of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures and Carlos Härtel, President of the European Industrial Research Management Association, will talk about obstacles in cooperation between industry and Analytical Research Infrastructures.

One of the initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region – and organiser of the conference - is Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) - an international project that aims to enhance innovation capacity and strengthen cooperation between analytical research institutes and companies, by providing industry with new ways of access to expertise, research facilities and open science and innovation cloud concepts. The project is led by DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in dialogue with fifteen project partners and five associated organisations from across the Baltic Sea Region.

More information and registration check the event page.