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Current schemes

Would your company like to contribute to the development of the future Einstein Telescope? Check out the current R&D schemes.

R&D scheme for high-tech companies

The ET valorisation programme is intended for partnerships between high-tech companies. Starting this autumn, companies will be able to submit an application for one of the technology domains. The regional development agency for Dutch Limburg (LIOF) is taking the lead, including on behalf of two Dutch ministries (the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Climate Policy and Education, Culture & Science), the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef), and the Dutch province of Limburg. The three service centres at the regional development agencies for the Dutch provinces of Brabant (BOM) and Zuid-Holland (InnovationQuarter) and the eastern Netherlands (Oost NL) aim to link up nationwide with the high-tech ecosystems associated with the technical universities. Consortiums are being created together with the commercial sector and knowledge institutions.

Flemish initiatives

The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) set up a project team in early 2023 focusing on the preparation phase for the ET. The priority is to advance development of the current ecosystem of Flemish knowledge institutions, companies, and (local) authorities. The initial focus is mainly on informing Flemish companies about the project. Special attention is also being paid to the technological and other requirements that are in line with the expertise of each individual company.

In addition, efforts are underway to identify the valorisation potential of the Einstein Telescope for Flanders and to consolidate the region’s leading role as a knowledge economy. Companies are being encouraged to embark on an innovation leap to develop components for the ET. This may involve research in preparation for our candidature, but also development of components that will subsequently be utilised in the ET.