MIUR International Project ELETTRA

The International Project ELETTRA started in 2014 with the aim of continuing and extending the service to the international user community and funding a series of international collaboration activities stemming from existing commitments and from the know how developed at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste. Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste manages a wide array of laboratories and analytical tools covering various research fields, from Structural Biology to Medicine, from Cultural Heritage to materials of interest in catalysis and energy sustainability studies. This infrastructure continuously upgrades its most advanced instrumentation and provides high level scientific and technical support to external users, in an environment of international competition, applying the strictest selection criteria based on scientific merit in a peer-review open access framework. It is the infrastructure mission to provide access to its resources to scientists and industries developing their research in the fields of innovative Materials and Biomaterials of high quality and relevance. Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a research centre associated to the IAEA in Vienna and to the Central European Initiative (CEI) and collaborates with ICTP (UNIDO). It also contributes to policy making and strategy definition, at the European level and beyond, with particular reference to the strengthening of links between Research and Society, with specific initiatives in the fields of training and technology transfer.

Other Italian public research institutions involved

CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca
INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
INSTM – Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Materiali
CNISM – Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario di Struttura della Materia
Half of the 26 beamlines and related experimental stations operating at the third generation light source have been realized and are managed together with CNR institutes, in particular IOM-CNR, IC-CNR and ISM-CNR. Furthermore, strong and long lasting collaborations are ongoing with INFN, ENEA, Universities and Interuniversity Consortia in Italy and abroad.

Other organizations and stakeholders involved

IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
ICTP – International Centre for Theoretical Physics (UNIDO)
Institutions and Universities from the following countries: Germany, India, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Pakistan, Belgium, Greece, etc.
New agreements have been finalized with IAEA for the opening to the international user community of the new X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) beamline and with the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore (India) for the new beamlines XRD2 and XPRESS.

Strategic objectives

  • Improve the quality and promote the structuring of the national scientific community through the competition, for the access to the Big Research Infrastructures, with the international community.
  • Use the continuous technological development, ongoing at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, to train technicians and personnel devoted to the support of innovation encouraging their mobility towards industry.
  • Expose international scientists to the Italian technical-scientific excellence existing at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, using Elettra and FERMI as demonstrators of the Italian industrial capability in the related fields.
  • Transfer to the Italian industry the know how developed within the technological platform of Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste acting as support to Elettra and FERMI.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:45