The project will bring together a Consortium of five leading education and research organisations from across the European Union. Each of the Consortium partners offers a different and complementary perspective on research infrastructure.

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is home to a single-site synchrotron facility from the physical sciences, but also has links to a number of other research facilities based in Trieste. These include the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics); the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP); the international Center for Genetics and Biotechnology; the ‘Inkubator' and Business Innovation Centre just over the Slovenian border, in Se┼żana; the University of Ljubljana, and the AREA Science Park (presently the largest science based technology park in Italy).

Adam Mickiewicz University established a Technology Incubator of the Pozna? Science and Technology Park (‘InQbator'). InQbator was recently awarded first prize for ‘Best Science Based Incubator' in the category of new incubators at the 8th Annual Incubator Conference and Award, held in Stockholm in November 2009.

The Institute of Physics, Prague is the largest research institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and is directly involved in the implementation of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) (included in the ESFRI roadmap) and will play a key role in its construction.

Imperial College London is a world-leading specialist science, technology and engineering university with links to research infrastructure at UKAEA-Culham, and other research infrastructures within London, eg. the National History Museum. Imperial College London was coordinator of the first RAMIRI project and will continue the day-to-day coordination of the project in the second phase.

The University of Amsterdam is associated with a pioneering ICT-based project in the environmental sciences, LifeWatch (included in the ESFRI roadmap), as well as with the Science Park Amsterdam, home to a number of innovative projects in grid computing, nanotechnology and technology transfer.

As such, the proposed Consortium brings together a diverse blend of expertise and experience within the RI sector across the European Union and ensures that the outcomes of the project will have the authority and support of leading organisations in this field.


RAMIRI 2 brings together a Consortium of five leading European education and research organisations

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