What is the offer about?
Through the funding offer, we want to strengthen Swedish skills regarding how industry can use and benefit from large-scale research infrastructures for neutron and photon-based techniques.
Each project proposal should be based on the development needs of at least one Swedish company which is also a project participant.
The work in the project shall aim to verify whether neutron or photon-based technologies are suitable options to meet the challenge or development need of the company beyond what can be achieved using analytical techniques accessible at ordinary laboratory environments.
This is presumed to need supporting expert expertise regarding the neutron- or photon-based technology addressed. The project consortium shall therefore also include at least one additional Swedish participant organization that assists with appropriate expertise related to the technique addressed and implementation of the project plan
The project activities shall aim to adopt new technologies for at least one actively participating company. The offer does therefor not intend additional- or modified experiments to investigate materials/properties with similar techniques/methods as the company has previously received funding for from Vinnova.
The funding offer includes two different types of projects:
A) Preparatory project
Each project proposal can apply for a maximum grant of SEK 200.000. The maximum project period length is five (5) months.
The proposal shall be based on a hypothesis regarding how photon or neutron- based technologies can meet the company's needs. The focus can be a broader mapping of relevant analysis opportunities to meet an identified challenge for the company. It can also be a narrower planning study that addresses feasibility issues for preparing a specific experiment.
B) Pilot experiment
Each project proposal can apply for a maximum grant of SEK 500.000. The maximum project period length is 18 months.
The intended project should include an experiment at an already identified experimental station for neutron- or photon-based techniques, as well as adequat results analysis and planning for how the results can be utilized after the project. The call for proposals allows experiments at MAX IV as well as at international large-scale research infrastructures for neutron and photon-based techniques. All types of access for experimental/beam time are allowed and beam time is an eligible cost.