Neutrons advance industry - BNC
BNC organized a conference on the 3rd May, 2019, entitled 'Science, innovation, competitiveness', a one-day journey from inspiration to impact, aiming to bring together experts, new-comers, students who have already used, or are potentially interested in utilizing large research infrastructures, in particular neutron techniques available at the Budapest Neutron Centre. The European Union and the Hungarian Government pay special attention to promote innovation and the efficient transfer of scientific results into industrial applications, so improving their economic impact. The conference was sponsored by the SINE2020 project (within the framework of H2020), in which BNC is one of the 12 EU partners. [Link to the conference pages]
BNC – the largest research infrastructure in Hungary and an established entity of the European neutron landscape – organised this one day event, devoted to applications of neutrons for industry, healthcare and cultural heritage. The SINE2020 project focuses on industrial partnership, so did this meeting. We had participants from the academia and industry in Hungary and abroad. Professors and students from universities, as well as experts from industry actively participated. The Conference enjoyed a strong support and engagement of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT). Research infrastructures, neutron application examples for materials research were presented by the invited speakers. Contributed talks from participants covered a wide range of topic of present and future interest using neutron facilities and large scale research facilities in general. Program and abstracts of the presentations can be reached on the web pages of the event.