April 17, 2024
Europe/Brussels timezone

IMPULSE Closing Meeting 

The IMPULSE Closing Meeting will take place as an in-person event at NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 April 2024. Governing Board Members will have the opportunity to meet at their 7th Governing Board Meeting on the same date.

Participants are requested to register for the event until 31 March 2024

The meetings will be an opportunity to present and discuss the project's final results with active participation of all partners, representatives of the EC and stakeholders.

The preliminary agenda can be found below and the detailed programme will be published shortly.

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 14 key institutions of the European science community. IMPULSE focuses primarily on ELI, but its results must have impact beyond the ELI Facilities.

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is the world’s leading laser-based research infrastructure. It serves cutting-edge research in physical, chemical, materials and medical sciences, as well as breakthrough technological innovations.

On 30 April 2021, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) was granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) by the European Commission. ELI ERIC will provide access to world-class high power and ultra-fast lasers for science and enable cutting-edge research in physical, chemical, materials, and medical sciences, as well as breakthrough technological innovations.

The Czech Republic hosts the ELI ERIC statutory seat in Dolní Břežany, in the South of Prague, at the ELI Beamlines facility. A second facility, ELI ALPS, is hosted by Hungary in Szeged. The Czech Republic and Hungary are joined by Italy and Lithuania as founding members, while Germany and Bulgaria are founding observers. A third ELI facility is being delivered in Romania in the field of nuclear photonics and is expected to complement the current ELI ERIC facilities in the future.

The data disseminated in the presentations published on this event webpage were generated within the framework of the IMPULSE project. IMPULSE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871161. The disseminated data and results reflect only the authors' view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. They may be re-used or reproduced provided that the re-use or reproduction includes the above acknowledgement of the IMPULSE project and the reference to the funding and grant agreement.

Registration for this event is currently open.