The collaboration between European Technological Facilities and Industry has been seminal for the realization of unprecedented scientific endeavors, like the LHC, EU-XFEL, ESS and ITER, that have recently projected Europe to an undisputed position of worldwide leadership. The AMICI H2020 project is charged by the European Commission with the challenging task of building the conditions for consolidating and exploiting such collaboration to strengthen the capabilities of European companies to compete on the global market, not only as qualified suppliers of components for accelerators and big superconductor magnets, but also in the development of innovative applications in advanced sectors such as healthcare and space.
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2 18 October 2017
First beam in the European XFEL experiment hall.
The world largest superconducting linac was built at different sites across 9 countries throughout Europe and beyond. This dispersed manufacturing network included many AMICI partners’ large-scale accelerator Technological Facilities (TF), as detailed.
1 25 July 2017
The inauguration of a new working group in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) took place at the DIN secretariat in Berlin on July 25, 2017.
Within the technical committee CEN/TC 268, the new working group CEN/TC 268/WG 6 is focused on Specific helium technology applications. The working group held the kick-off meeting for working out a European Standard on Helium cryostats – protection against excessive pressure. This activity is linked to the AMICI work package 5.3: Harmonisation – Cryogenic safety procedures. The meeting was attended by 15 experts from 5 countries. The next meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2017.
Big Science Business Forum 2018 will take place in Copenhagen on 26-28 February 2018. This event will be the first one-stop-shop for European businesses and other stakeholders to learn about Europe’s Big Science organisations’ future investments and procurements worth billions of euros.
AMICI First Annual Meeting
AMICI First Annual Meeting will take place in Uppsala (Sweden) on 21 February 2018. The program and further details will be communicated later.
The Industry Days were held in Padova on April 18-19. This workshop was a unique opportunity for key people from vital companies and Technological Facilities in Europe to convene in order to examine and discuss the goals and tangible actions of the AMICI project, so that the expected objectives can be reached with maximum efficacy and mutual benefit.
The AMICI Kick-off meeting took place in Paris on January 18.