CALIPSOplus

CALIPSOplus (Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World) – it is the international project where the main target is promoting the international exchange of scientists and transnational access to the light sources in Europe.

Other priorities are to integrate the relatively less active regions of Europe and to initiate research projects with small and mid-sized companies. The project partners will be taking targeted measures to advertise the outstanding analytical methods available here to researchers from Central and Eastern Europe who have so far rarely used the European light sources. This will help to integrate them more strongly into the European scientific landscape. Furthermore, there will be a “twinning and exchange programme” that will invite scientists from these countries to collaborate on an equal footing with experienced users of light sources.

CALIPSOplus has a runtime of four years and is coordinated by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. The project is submitted by 19 European light sources:

  • ANKU (Turkey)
  • AU (Denmark)
  • CELLS (Spain)
  • CNRS (France)
  • DESY (Germany)
  • DIAMOND (United Kingdom)
  • ELLETRA (Italy)
  • EUROPEAN XFEL (Germany)
  • HZB (Germany)
  • INFN (Italy)
  • ESRF (France)
  • KIT (Germany)
  • MAX IV (Sweden)
  • PSI (Switzerland)
  • RUN (Netherlands)
  • SESAME (Jordan)
  • SOLEIL (France)
  • Jagiellonian University, represented by National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS.

SOLARIS is contributing the Transnational Access program, which enables free and international access to the European research institutes. SOLARIS is also a co-designer of wayforlight.eu portal, which provides information about the experimental stations at Europe’s light sources and details on how to apply for measuring time.

The kick-off event for CALIPSOplus was held at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) on 18 and 19 May 2017.