STRENGTHENING EUROPE’S LEADING ROLE IN SCIENCE

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Director Jean-David Malo, DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission, received the strategy today at the Bulgarian Presidency Flagship Conference on Research Infrastructures.

The LEAPS Strategy 2030 shows how the members, by joining forces, will be able to deliver even better capacity and capabilities at their research infrastructures. This will be done through smart specialisation, closer co-operation, better engagement with industry and working together with the existing user communities to reach out to scientists, academic and non-academic, that may not yet know of all the tools and skills available at photon sources for solving questions from all fields of science. The strategy explains how LEAPS will address key issues of the European Long-Term Sustainability Action Plan, presents roadmaps to optimise national and European resources and also describes the how the path towards FP9 looks with a few carefully selected pilot activities under the Horizon2020 programme.

"LEAPS fully embrace the European Commission's “Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World” concept and with the planned activities building on our strategy we hope to make a substantial contribution in making this a reality", concludes Caterina Biscari.

The LEAPS members are: ALBA, DESY, Diamond Light Source, Elettra, ESRF, European XFEL, Felix, HZB, HZDR, INFN, ISA, MAX IV, PSI, PTB, Solaris, Soleil.

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At the left, intervention of Caterina Biscari, Director of the ALBA Synchrotron and Vice Chair of LEAPS, at the Conference on Research Infrastructures in Bulgaria. At the right, Caterina Biscari, presented the LEAPS Strategy 2030 to Jean-David Malo, Director, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission.

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