The 18th ESUO General Assembly was held on 29-30 August 2022, hosted by the Soleil Synchrotron. The meeting had the participation of delegates from 27 (out of 31) ESUO member countries. In total 32 ESUO delegates joined the meeting, 21 in-person and 11 online. A number of guests and observers also attended the event, including the host, Soleil Director and LEAPS Vice-Chair, Jean Daillant. Numerous important topics for the European Synchrotron and FEL users’ community were discussed over two days. Presentations from LEAPS, and LEAPS member organizations as well as from ESFRI were also on the agenda. A panel discussion on the topic ‘Positioning SR & FELs for challenge-driven and curiosity-driven access while sustaining access for all European researchers” rounded up the successful and productive meeting. Read a detailed summary of the event on the ESUO website.
We are happy to announce the full set of speakers featuring in the Public Sessions of the LEAPS Plenary Meeting 2022. A diverse group of prominent thought leaders from academia, industry, and policy:[Read more…] about LEAPS Plenary Meeting – Speakers Public Sessions
A recycling hub for materials research. The EU project ReMade@ARI, with a budget of 13.8 million EUR started on September 1st. Overall, 40 partners of the ARIE network are involved in the project. LEAPS as part of the ARIE network, will be involved with the participation of all its member organizations.
According to the European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan, the industry can determine up to 80 percent of a product’s subsequent environmental impact at the design phase. However, the linear manufacturing pattern offers few incentives to make products more sustainable. The research infrastructure project ReMade@ARI, which deals with innovative materials for key components in various areas such as electronics, packaging or textiles, wants to change this: the goal is to develop 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 under the coordination of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).[Read more…] about ReMade@ARI Project