European Nuclear Science and Applications Research - 2
ENSAR2 (project number: 654002) is the integrating activity for European nuclear scientists who are performing research in three of these major subfields: Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Reactions and Applications of Nuclear Science.
Its core aim is to provide access to eleven of the complementary world-class large-scale facilities: GANIL-SPIRAL2 (F), joint LNL-LNS (I), CERN-ISOLDE (CH), JYFL (FI), ALTO (F), GSI (D), KVI-CART (NL), NLC (P), IFIN-HH/ELI-NP (RO) and to the theoretical physics facility: ECT* (I). These accelerators provide stable and radioactive ion beams of excellent qualities ranging in energies from tens of keV/u to a few GeV/u.
ENSAR2 started on March 1st, 2016. It will last 4 years with a total budget of 10 M€.
ENSAR2 is funded by the European Commission within its HORIZON2020 Programme under the specific programme 'Infrastructures'.
Nuclear Physics InnovAtion
NuPIA is a transversal network activity meant to reinforce the partnership of Nuclear Infrastructures and Institutions with Industry and to promote the use of Nuclear Physics Infrastructures by industrial researchers. NuPIA is a link between innovation officers of the institutions, research groups in various ENSAR2 WPs and industry.
Tasks of the NUPIA workpackage and associated coordinators
Task 1: Survey of innovation within the ENSAR2 WPs (CEA)
The objective of this task is to highlight the innovative capacity of the ENSAR2 partners and quantify the impact in terms of direct and indirect benefits for industry and society. A survey of the innovative developments of possible interest for industry or other scientific domains will be carried out. The impact in terms of direct (services to industry, technology transfer to industry, start-up creation, etc.) and indirect (regional impact, job creation, skill transfer to industry, etc.) benefits for industry and society will be assessed.
This task will be conducted by persons/departments in charge of innovation/industrial valorisation and partnership in each ENSAR2 partner laboratories.
Task 2: Bridging and Dissemination (UNIWARSAW)
The ENSAR2 facilities have all established links with their national industry and local SMEs. The goal of task 2 is to create a strong European network of SMEs and industrial partners in close relation with all the ENSAR2 facilities and partners (better knowledge of the existing facilities for beam industrial users, wider market for technology transfer possibilities).
Sub-Task 2.1: Bridging (UNIWARSAW)
Presentation of the innovation work within the various ENSAR2 work packages through direct and indirect contacts to industry and European Atomic Energy Community
=> Organization of a European workshop for end-users industries, website creation with information about the workshop and others, reporting work.
Sub-Task 2.2: Dissemination and communication activities (GANIL)
Creation of a teaching package with different tools in order to present the most important results on innovation of ENSAR2 research activities.
Task 3: Training in nuclear techniques: Schools for employees of industrial companies (JYU, ULIV)
This task will be carried out mainly at the Accelerator Laboratory of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and the University of Liverpool in the UK.
Other ENSAR2 institutions may be involved for topics in which they are able to offer specific and high-level training.
Industrial companies, European research and industrial organisations will be able to send their employees on one week long training courses to develop their practical skills and gain an understanding of different aspects of radiation detection and safety, imaging, ion beam analysis techniques and the effects of radiation on electronics component.
In Liverpool courses will be provided through the Radiometrics: Instrumentation and Modelling MSc course.
In Jyväsklyä hands on training will be provided in the Accelerator Laboratory. Courses will combine short lectures and practical experience.