December 16, 2020
Europe/Prague timezone

Join us to kick off IMPULSE!

The kick-off meeting of the IMPULSE project will take place as an online event on 16 December from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CET.

Registration to the event is mandatory. Please, register here. Connection details will only be shared with registrants.

IMPULSE (Integrated Management and reliable oPerations for User-based Laser Scientific  Excellence) is a 42-month project supporting the transition of ELI to sustainable operations. As ELI enters a crucial phase with the establishment of ELI ERIC and the gradual opening of the ELI Facilities to users, IMPULSE addresses the key scientific, technical, organisational and management requirements of this transition, building user communities and expanding the ELI member consortium.

This project is inclusive and open, and it relies on the collective effort of a wide consortium involving 15 key institutions of the European science community. IMPULSE focuses primarily on ELI, but its results must have impact beyond the ELI Facilities.

The meeting will start with a keynote speech by the coordinator, an address by DG RTD and short presentations of each partner. It will be followed by the presentation by the Project Management Team of the governance, planning, and reporting duties involved in the project and short overview presentations of each Work Package. In the afternoon, break-out sessions will be held to kick off each Work Package with the participants.

See the programme in the Timetable section. It is also available here for download.

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is the world’s most advanced international laser research infrastructure. It provides the scientific community with access to a new generation of laser technologies delivering sources of ultra-intense high-energy particle beams and ultra-bright radiation in the shortest timescales for multidisciplinary applications in a wide range of disciplines including materials sciences, engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, and astrophysics. ELI consists of three complementary facilities located in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

The ELI facilities will be operated as an integrated organisation, the ELI European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ELI ERIC), which is in the process of being established and will operate beginning in 2021. It will initially include the facilities located in the Czech Republic and Hungary and will have its registered office in the Czech Republic. The Extreme Light Infrastructure Delivery Consortium (ELI-DC) is an international association coordinating the establishment of ELI ERIC and the transition of ELI to operations.