Foresight and Sustainability Activities

WP6 Coordinator: ICFO

Foresight Activities aim at anticipating future strategic scientific, technological and innovation-related challenges with regard to laser science, technology and applications, to adjust Laserlab-Europe’s strategic positioning within the European research landscape of photonic-related installations, clusters of infrastructures and societies, and to enhance the long-term sustainability of cooperation within the Consortium.

>> Call for interest / expert groups within Laserlab-Europe: Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2020

Foresight Workshops

Foresight meeting 2010

Past Workshops

Workshop "Visions on Future Laser-based X-ray Science and Technology", 19-20 November 2018, Barcelona, Spain

We are currently witnessing spectacular advances in laboratory and facility-based x-ray sources which enable a wide range of investigations with unprecedented time resolution and element specificity. The aim of this Laserlab-Europe foresight workshop is to assess the state of the art and to discuss visions for future opportunities in laser-based x-ray science through technological developments and novel methods for scientific investigations.

Workshop on Sustainability of Laserlab-Europe, October 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A targeted workshop was organised to assess the interest of the project members and vision for the future of Laserlab, to discuss strategic options to ensure the long-term sustainability of Laserlab-Europe, in particular the possibility of becoming an independent legal entity, and to define and prepare further steps.