In 2024, the EU will reach an important milestone: the 40th anniversary of the launch of its first Framework Programme (FP) for research. On the occasion of its annual network conference, Science|Business – which will more modestly celebrate 20 years of its own existence – will convene international leaders from across the science, technology and innovation spectrum to take stock of what the FPs have delivered to date, analyse their impact on Europe and on global R&D cooperation, and discuss future directions for the EU in science and technology.

This conference will be a strong opportunity to showcase the ESRF-EBS enabled science results and the STREAMLINE project impact to be visible to an important audience of European universities, research institutes, industry and funding stakeholders, including the EC. STREAMLINE is a Horizon2020 project, supported by the EC, which has enabled a wide range of enhancements, new services and access methods and a leap in data workflows at the ESRF, amongst other advancements.

The ESRF’s participation in the S|B Annual Network Conference will be structured as per follow:

11:30 – 12:30 ESRF parallel session – Next gen’ infrastructures as enablers to solve tomorrow’s industrial and societal challenges

A new generation of synchrotrons offers a rare opportunity to rethink how research infrastructures (RIs) are embedded in innovation and economic models. Upgraded facilities have the potential to transform business models, accessibility, user experience and systems that will fully capitalize on scientific experiments and increased capacities. Building on the ESRF’s Extremely Brilliant Source and the STREAMLINE project, this session will explore how rapid improvements in beam brilliance – and the latest technology available in RIs – will contribute to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and solving the biggest societal challenges.


16:15 – 16:35 SCIENCE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Extremely brilliant: Will synchrotrons help to unlock the secrets of the universe?

A live Q&A with Francesco Sette, ESRF Director General.

The conference will be held in a hybrid mode: for more details and registration, click here!