RIs Collaboration Meeting




On Friday, February 21st, 2020 in Brussels, the first brainstorming meeting of European RIs took place with the aim to form a collaboration and tackle HE missions together. 

The meeting can be summarized as follows:

  • A representative of each invited RI network gave a 20-minute presentation, reflecting how the network could support research under HE for the Missions and Global Challenges.
  • The LEAPS presentations were based on a position paper that was drafted on the LEAPS approach on mission based research.
  • A common discussion followed, in which the participants defined the mission-oriented topics that RI networks will address together. Further, the possibility to widen the discussion to additional RI networks was contemplated.
  • During the afternoon, the participants were divided into working groups with the aim to brainstorm on specific collaboration topics. Five working groups were formed and later reported on:
    • Cancer 
    • Soil Health and Food
    • Climate-neutral and Smart Cities
    • Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters
    • Adaptation to Climate Change incl. Societal Transformation
    • 10:00 AM 10:10 AM
      Introduction to LEAPS 10m
      Speaker: Caterina Biscari (LEAPS Chair)
    • 10:10 AM 10:30 AM
      LEAPS and HE Mission 20m

      Introduction to the workshop

      Speaker: Mirjam van Daalen (LEAPS CB Vice Chair)
    • 10:30 AM 10:45 AM
      LEAPS Technology Roadmap 15m
      Speaker: Jean-Francois Daillant
    • 10:45 AM 11:05 AM
      LENS 20m
      Speaker: Helmut Schober (LENS Chair)
    • 11:05 AM 11:25 AM
      ERIC Forum 20m
      Speakers: Jana Kolar (CERIC-ERIC) , Ute Gunsenheimer (European Spallation Source ERIC)
    • 11:25 AM 11:45 AM
      ION Community - RADIATE 20m
      Speaker: Stefan Facsko (RADIATE)
    • 11:45 AM 12:05 PM
      Laserlab Europe 20m
      Speaker: Sune Svanberg (LASERLAB Europe - University of Lund)
    • 12:05 PM 12:25 PM
      EMFL Community 20m
      Speaker: Stefan Wosnitza
    • 12:25 PM 12:45 PM
      DREAM - Esteem 20m
    • 12:45 PM 1:15 PM
      Open discussion on the mission-oriented topics to be addressed together 30m
      1. Adaptation to climate change inclusing societal transformation
      2. Cancer
      3. Climate-neutral and smart cities
      4. Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
      5. Soil Health and Food
    • 1:15 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch Break 45m
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Workshop 2h

      Discussion into 5 groups; each covering one of the HE missions

    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Wrap Up and Next Steps 1h