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Accelerating Europe's Leading Research Infrastructures


Project timeline
January 2017
54 months
June 2021
General Information
CERIC-ERIC (CERIC) is a distributed Research Infrastructure (RI) for fundamental and applied research on novel materials and biomaterials. The RI has been in operation for 2 years and provides open access to a broad range of instruments and expertise across research communities, in order to support the research community world-wide in tackling the most challenging problems of materials research. The ACCELERATE project will support CERIC sustainability through activities of collaborative development of policies with other Research Infrastructures (RIs), in particular new and forming ERIC entities. ACCELERATE will assist sustainability, relevance and effectiveness of the RI through preparation of frameworks for services to private and public entities, outreach to new scientific and industrial networks and geographical areas and a methodology for RI social impact assessment. Together with the RI partners CERIC will also carry out several intense courses for development of future RI managerial, Industrial Liaison and Technology Transfer staff. The project will be carried out while maintaining vigorous communication with research and industrial communities, policy makers, EC administration and other RI stakeholders.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017
Project TypeCoordination and Support Action (CSA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 731112
Co-ordinatorCERIC-ERIC (IT)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. MarcThiry, Institute of Materials Research, Materials Physics, Hereon Outstation at DESY in Hamburg, Phone: +49 40 8998-6914
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

CERIC-ERIC (IT), ESP Central Limited by Guarantee (UK), European Spallation Scource Scandinavia (SE), extreme-light-infrastructure delivery consortium aisbl (BE), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (NL), Technische Universität München (DE), Uzhgorodskyi Nacionalnyi Universitet (UA)
Last Update: 16. April 2021