LEAPS - the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources - is a strategic consortium initiated by the Directors of the Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser (FEL) user facilities in Europe. Its primary goal is to actively and constructively ensure and promote the quality and impact of the fundamental, applied and industrial research carried out at their respective facility to the greater benefit of European science and society.
The research infrastructure project ReMade@ARI, deals with innovative materials for key components in various areas such as electronics, packaging or textiles. The main goal is to contribute to the development of new materials with high recyclability and at the same time competitive functionalities. To this end, the institutions involved want to harness the potential of more than 50 analytical research infrastructures throughout Europe.
ReMade@ARI aims at having a significant impact on the advancement of the circular economy. Overall, 40 partners of the ARIE network are involved in the project. PSI is involved as a member of the LEAPS Consortium.
The project will run for four years and is funded by the European Commission (EU), SERI (Switzerland) and UKRI (United Kingdom) with a budget of 13.8 million euros. The project is coordinated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).
The LEAPS-INNOV pilot project focusses on the implementation of new strategies and activities for long-term partnerships between industry and the European light sources, synchrotrons and free-electron lasers, with their tens of thousands of users.
LEAPS-INNOV aims at kick-starting the implementation of the LEAPS Technology Roadmap and, at the same time, at fostering a partnership with European industry through open innovation. It will offer joint technological developments and advanced research capabilities with LEAPS members for industry as collaborator, supplier and user.
Lightsources.org is the result of a collaboration between communicators from light source facilities around the world. This platform groups 21 synchrotrons and 6 FEL facilities representing 22 organisations from 3 geographic zones: Europe / the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia / Australia.
ExPaNDS is the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Photon and Neutron Data Service.
The ambitious ExPaNDS project is a collaboration between 10 national Photon and Neutron Research Infrastructures (PaN RIs) as well as EGI. The project aims to deliver standardised, interoperable, and integrated data sources and data analysis services for Photon and Neutron facilities.
The aim of the CALIPSOplus project is to remove barriers for access to world-class accelerator-based light sources in Europe and in the Middle East. To this end more than 82,500 hours of trans-national access are provided to these research infrastructures and specific programmes are in place to teach new users how to successfully use synchrotrons and FELs. Dissemination activities targeting industry are complemented by tailor-made support and access programmes for this user group. In parallel the consortium is collaborating on constantly developing technology to keep the facilities at the cutting-edge.