ATTRACT: €17 million fund to power European detection and imaging innovation pipeline
A pioneering initiative to couple world-class research laboratories and business-management experts aims to create a European innovation ecosystem that will accelerate the development of disruptive technologies and their progress to market. ATTRACT, as the initiative is known, will commit €17 million to funding 170 breakthrough detection and imaging ideas with market potential to help enable the creation of products, services, companies and jobs based on these technologies.
The French Research Minister, Mrs Frédérique Vidal, visits the EPN campus
On Wednesday 13 June, Frédérique Vidal, France’s Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, visited the EPN campus as part of a two-day programme in Grenoble. She was accompanied by representatives from important local and regional institutions.
Mr Sette and Mr Schober launched the visit with a presentation of the collaboration being developed on the EPN Campus to guarantee research excellence in Europe. Francesco Sette presented the EBS project and the research carried out at the ESRF; Helmut Schober explained the prominent role being played by the ILL in determining the evolution of a rapidly evolving neutron science landscape.
Mrs Vidal was accompanied by a delegation of local authorities, including Lionel Beffre, Préfet of Isère, Fabienne Blaise, Rector of the Grenoble Academy, Jean-Charles Colas-Roy, Member of Parliament, Yannick Neuder, Vice-President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Christophe Ferrari, President of La Métro, Claus Habfast, representing the Mayor of Grenoble, Lise Dumasy, President of the Communauté Université Grenoble-Alpes, Patrick Levy, President of the Université Grenoble Alpes, and Pierre Benech, General administrator of the Institut polytechnique de Grenoble.