Diversity in use broadens the benefits of ESS

ESS, and MAX IV, are strategically very important for Swedish research and innovation, and for strengthening our role as one of the world's foremost knowledge nations. The facilities will provide Sweden with unique conditions for conducting excellent research and create new opportunities for collaboration between academia, industry and the public sector in order to achieve solutions for sustainable societal development.

The report is written by a working group within the Council of the Office for ESS and MAX IV and has a special focus on ESS. The purpose is to investigate and give recommendations on how access to research infrastructures should be designed to create preconditions for the best research and for Sweden’s and Europe’s opportunities to contribute to solving the global societal challenges and improving their competitiveness. The report provides a number of concrete and useful pieces of advice and recommendations in order to increase non-academic accessibility to research facilities.


  1. Results of needs inventory 2021–2022
  2. New members of the Council for Research Infrastructures

    The Swedish Research Council’s Board has appointed five new members of the Council for Research Infrastructures, RFI, for the period 2023–2025. Björn O. Nilsson, continues as chair of the council.

  3. These can now apply for grants to research infrastructure 2023

    It is now clear which new areas and existing research infrastructures are included in the call for grants to research infrastructure of national interest 2023. The call is open during the period 30 November 2022–14 February 2023.