22. January 2014 The European Spallation Source ESS: An Opportunity for German Organisations and Companies

Federal Ministry of Environment, Bonn, Germany


he European Spallation Source (ESS) – the future world-leading neutron source, which is being built in Sweden and Denmark – is getting ready for construction. Germany has been a strong supporter of this project from the very beginning and has significantly contributed to the pre-construction phase and to the Technical Design Report. ESS is a greenfield European project and will rely on the expertise and know-how of German institutes and industry to be successful.

In advance of the ESS breaking ground in mid 2014, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Spallation Source will present the status of the project, the collaboration possibilities for German organisations, in addition to business opportunities for German companies. German partner organisations, including Research Center J├╝lich (FZJ), Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, Helmholtz Center Geesthacht (HZG), Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), FRM II (the Neutron Reactor Heinz Maier Leibnitz in Munich) and the Committee for Neutron Research (the representation of the German Universities working in the Neutron Research area) will present areas of competence, which are relevant for building the ESS accelerator, target station, and scientific instruments.

Contact Name

ESS: Ute Gunsenheimer





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