National collaboration to maximise the benefit to Sweden of ESS and MAX IV

operated together with

Vinnova

The European Spallation Source, ESS, and MAX IV in Lund are two of the world’s most advanced research facilities. The Office for ESS/MAX IV is operated jointly by the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, and is tasked to maximise Swedish benefit from the facilities.

An aerial computer rendering of the Science Village.

In Lund, the construction of ESS is in progress, which together with MAX IV will form the cornerstones of the Science Village. (Photo: ESS)

PublISHED ON 24 September 2020

UpDATED ON 27 May 2021

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Big Science in Sweden

Large-scale research facilities are often known as “Big Science”. Around the world, these facilities contribute to great innovative power, technical development and groundbreaking research.

ESS and MAX IV in Lund give Sweden the opportunity to create an international centre that is world-leading within materials science and life sciences.

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  1. Office for ESS/MAX IV

    The Office for ESS/MAX IV is operated jointly by the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova. Our mandate is to maximise the benefit to Sweden of the research facilities ESS and MAX IV.

  2. The research facilities ESS and MAX IV

    The vision for ESS and MAX IV is to create an international centre that is world-leading within materials science and life sciences. MAX IV became operational in 2016, and ESS plans to start delivering research in 2023.

  3. New office to coordinate inputs to ESS and MAX IV

    During 2020, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova will be establishing a joint office to work towards maximising Sweden’s use of the research facilities European Spallation Source, ESS, and Max IV in Lund.