Capacity building and utilisation - MAX IV and ESS

Here you find information regarding collaboration and industrial utilisation of neutron- and photon-based techniques at large scale infrastructures. These can be utilized at the Swedish synchrotron MAX IV, and international research infrastructures for photon-based techniques, as well as at facilities for neutron-scattering techniques such as ESS.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

Calls for proposals

<p>Here you will find current offers of funding within research infrastructures - utilization and collaboration.</p>

Be inspired by granted industrial pilot projects

Please note that we are currently unable to display the lists of projects that have been awarded in the areas below. This is due to technical problems, which we are working to solve.

Applicant in the open call for proposals can contact for the time being.

<p>Previously approved projects within the field of Environmental Engineering and Recycling.</p>
<p>Here you can see previously granted project in metallic materials and mining.</p>
<p>Approved projects within the field of Food and Agriculture.</p>
<p>Previously approved projects in the field of Construction Materials.</p>
<p>Get inspired by previously approved projects within Chemistry and Catalysis.</p>
<p>Find inspriation in previous projects within the area Energy Applications.</p>
<p>Be inspired by previously granted projects within Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials.</p>
<p>Be inspired by previously granted projects within the area Aeronautics &amp; Automotive.</p>
<p>Get inspiration from previously granted projects within the application area Industrial production and Manufacturing.</p>
<p>Be inspired by previously granted projects within the area Bio-based materials.</p>
<p>Find inspiration in previously granted projects within Medtech - Biomedical engineering.</p>
<p>Get inspiration from previously approved projects within Pharma and biotechnology.</p>

Granted project for PhD-students

Here you find ongoing and completed projects funded within Vinnova's call for proposals for increased competence for doctoral students in neutron and synchrotron technology.

Here follows limited information and links to other Swedish initiatives in the area.

Use of the Swedish synchrotron MAX IV

The MAX IV laboratory in Lund is Sweden's largest and most ambitious investment in research infrastructure and is today the world's brightest synchrotron light system.

Read more about MAX IV's performance and capacity, as well as how to apply for access (beam time/experimental time) in open calls

It is also possible to pay for access. To find out more about these possibilities, contact the MAX IV laboratory's industrial office (Industrial Relations Team):

Beamlines funded by Sweden at European large scale facilities

Through the Swedish Research Council, Sweden finances the construction and operation of the experimental station Swedish Materials Science beamline (SMS P21) at the German synchrotron Petra III at DESY in Hamburg.

SMS P21 works at photon energy 40-150 keV, thus complements what is possible at MAX IV. SMS P21 is administered by the center CeXS (KTH, Linköping University and DESY). The agreement with DESY also gives priority access for Swedish users to all Petra III beam lines that are administered by DESY.

The webpage of the CeXS centrum

Sweden also co-finances the SuperADAM reflectometer at the Institut Laue-Langevin's (ILL) neutron source in Grenoble, France. SuperADAM is administered by Uppsala University.

Read more about the SuperADAM neutron reflectometer

Swedish membership in international facilities

The Swedish Research Council also fund the Swedish membership in the European synchrotron ESRF and the neutron source at ILL, both in Grenoble, France. They also contributes to operating costs at the neutron source ISIS outside Oxford, England.

In this context, it is also relevant to mention the Swedish membership of the European photon-based free electron laser, European XFEL (EuXFEL), at DESY in Hamburg.

The previous initiative SWEbeams

In 2018, Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council funded the project SWEbeams (Vinnova's number 2017-04705). The purpose was to bring together actors in business, research institutes and academia with a pronounced or potential interest in ESS, MAX IV and the joint research and innovation arena.

The project was led by Fredrik Hörstedt, Vice-Rector at Chalmers University of Technology, with support from a working group of representatives from MAX IV, ESS, Lund University and Science Village Scandinavia.

The work resulted in a number of nationwide meetings, dialogues with key players, and a written report regarding how Sweden can better benefit from investments in and around world-leading research infrastructures.

A final report for the project is available at

Any questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Maria Öhman

Responsible Programme Manager

+46 8 473 31 89

Rebecca Hollertz

Administrative Officer

+46 8 473 30 76

Last updated 18 May 2020

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