Next generation of scientific instrumentation, tools and methods and advanced digital solutions

The aim of Destination 4 is the development of ground-breaking RI technologies, including scientific instruments, tools, methods, and advanced digital solutions, to enable new discoveries and keep Europe’s RIs at the highest level of excellence in science, while paving the way to innovative solutions to societal challenges and new industrial applications, products and services. New instruments and tools (such as advanced sensors, imaging devices, light source detectors, high-tech developments for accelerators) and advanced digital solutions (e.g. digital twins, data analytics and AI tools, etc.) for RI upgrade, will enable solutions to be found even for the most demanding scientific and societal challenges.

What are the expected impacts?

Proposals for topics under this Destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to the following expected impact:

  • Ensure that Europe remains globally competitive and at the forefront of technological excellence in an extremely fast-moving environment through investments into the development, of forward-looking technical instruments and tools for European RIs.
  • Enhance the competitiveness of European industry through co-development with industrial actors of advanced RI technologies and technology transfer;
  • Pave the way to new areas of research and to the development of new industrial applications/products;
  • Necessary skills of RI staff are developed to ensure alignment with the advancements of the RI technologies;
  • Facilitate trandisciplinarity, cross-fertilisation and a wider sharing of knowledge and technologies between academia and industry;
  • Boost the use of AI in research and enhance data-based research across Europe.