European Spallation Source (ESS): Challenges and opportunities for Nordic Research and Innovation!
Nordic conference: Scandic Hotel, Vester Søgade, Copenhagen, 7th December 2015 9.30 – 16.00
The European Spallation Source (ESS) is presently under construction in Lund, with ESS Data Management and Software Center located in Copenhagen. The facility will provide unprecedented neutron scattering capabilities, promising a great boost in science, technology and innovation within materials and biosystems. Constituting the host region, the Nordic countries are in a position to take maximal advantage of the scientific and industrial possibilities opening in relation to ESS.
The conference invites representatives from the Nordic education and research ministries, research councils and funding agencies, universities as well as industrial organization to discuss long-term scientific and industrial opportunities and collaborative possibilities in relation to ESS.
The conference is organized by The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI) in collaboration with NordForsk as part of the Danish presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2015. The conference will also celebrate the kick-off for the newly established Nordic Neutron Research Program (NNRP).
Registration is now open! Register by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to conference webpage: Nordic ESS-conference
Link to conference hotel: Scandic Copenhagen
OBS The conference is free of charge – limited number of seats!
Preliminary program (to be updated)
Coffee from 09.30
10.00 Welcome DK-presidency
Session I: Scientific potentials
10.15-10.45 Key note: ESS and the grand challenges Science director Dimitri Argyriou, ESS
10.45-11.15 Showcases from the Nordic region:
Aleksandar Matic, Chalmers
Reidar Lund, University of Oslo
Esko Oksanen, ESS
Comments and discussions
Session II: Nordic collaborations
11.15 – 12. 00 New Nordic initiatives
Nordic Neutron Research Program Fredrik Melander, DASTI
ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society Sine Larsen, UCPH
An international perspective: TBC
A facility perspective: Marie-Louise Ainalem, ESS
A university perspective: TBC
13.00 – 13.45 Panel discussion: ESS and the potentials for Nordic collaboration
Chair: Robert Feidenhansl, University of Copenhagen
A research council perspective: Representatives from Swedish Research Council and Research Council Norway
A university perspective: Vice-rector Stacy Sörensen, Lund University, Dean Svein Stølen, University of Oslo
Additional participants from Nordic universities and Nordic organizations
Session III: Long term industrial potentials
14.00 – 14.30 Key note ESS: Industrial perspectives and potentials Novo Nordisk
14.30 – 15.15 Panel discussion: How to support growth in relation to ESS?
Peter Eriksson, Vinnova
Additional participants to be confirmed
15.15-16.00 Industry support systems: examples
- Industry portals – 3D Imaging Center at DTU
II. Collidial Resource, v. Anna Stenstam,. CR Competence AB
III. Big Science, v. BSSComments and discussions
Conclusions and next steps DK-presidency