TOWARDS REVOLUTIONARY APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS FOR SOCIETY
Meeting the demand for accelerator-based research from a compact facility with ultra-short pulses, opening new potential for innovation.
Addressing the needs for more cost-efficient, reduced size, innovative and sustainable particle accelerator facilities.
Keeping European accelerator innovation world-leading and competitive in an international race towards the first compact accelerator facility.
EuPRAXIA-PP is a project designed to develop the organizational, legal, financial and technological aspects of the EuPRAXIA infrastructure, following the recommendations of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).
A REVOLUTIONARY PATH TO MORE COST-EFFECTIVE ACCELERATORS
EuPRAXIA is the first European project that develops a dedicated particle accelerator research infrastructure based on novel plasma acceleration concepts and laser technology. It focuses on the development of electron accelerators and underlying technologies, their user communities, and the exploitation of existing accelerator infrastructures in Europe. It was accepted onto the ESFRI roadmap for strategically important research infrastructures in June 2021 as a European priority.
European Scientific Community
EuPRAXIA is ultimately expected to boost the expertise of the European scientific communities in compact accelerator technologies and to advance the expertise of European companies involved in the development of key components for novel accelerator technologies to deliver expected beam parameters.
It can create the conditions for the emergence of a European industrial leadership in compact accelerator solutions. Because novel accelerator technologies are expected to result in smaller and more economical accelerators.
FOR A GREENER EUROPE
The pioneering of the compact accelerator technology in EuPRAXIA will enable the construction of a distributed network of facilities that provide more localised access to research infrastructures. This reduces the need for CO2 intensive travel when performing experiments at distant facilities and contributes to an innovative and green Europe.