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The aim of the high-energy physics technology-transfer network – HEPTech – is to bring together leading European high-energy physics research institutions so as to provide academics and industry with a single point of access to the skills, capabilities, technologies and R&D opportunities of the high-energy physics community in a highly collaborative open-science environment. As a source of technology excellence and innovation, the network bridges the gap between researchers and industry, and accelerates the industrial process for the benefit of the global economy and wider society.
HEPTech is made up of major research institutions active in particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics. It has a membership of 23 institutions across 16 countries, including most of the CERN member states.
ESP Central is responsible for the day-to-day running of the network on behalf of CERN, as well as organising the various events held each year for the network.
More details about HEPTech can be found here: http://heptech.web.cern.ch/
ACCELERATE is a Horizon 2020 project, supporting the long-term sustainability of large scale research infrastructures (RIs) through the development of policies and legal and administrative tools for a more effective management and operation of RIs, with a special focus on ERICs and CERIC in particular.
To help secure RIs’ sustainability, relevance and effectiveness, the project develops frameworks to improve the offer of tailored services to private and public entities, ensuring outreach to new scientific and industrial communities worldwide and defining common protocols for monitoring and assessing RIs’ socio-economic impact. Finally, a major focus on capacity building will develop current and future RIs’ staff competences.
Together with the RIs’ partners CERIC will also carry out several intense courses for the development of future RIs’ managerial, IL and TT staff.
The project is carried out while maintaining vigorous communication with research and industrial communities, policy makers, EC administration and other RIs’ stakeholders.
ESP’s main role in this project is to use their knowledge and experience to arrange a number of events to bring industrialists into contact with the RIs, ensuring the benefits of ERICs and CERIC become better known.
Innopho21 is an EU-wide collaboration across photonics clustering organisations with ESP representing the UK. Photonics is seen as a ‘Key Enabling Technology’ by the EU and the sector is set to receive considerable research investment out of the Horizon 2020 programme. The purpose of Innopho21 is to inform and drive the EU agenda for strategic innovation and investment in photonics and enhance cross-EU collaborations: connecting industry and academia across Europe.