Partner Initiatives

Partner Initiatives


BrightnESS² is a European Union-funded project within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. There are 15 institutes and universities from Europe and South Africa participating in the BrightnESS² partnership. The total budget is nearly €5 million over three years. BrightnESS² is an integrated program in support of long-term sustainability of the European Spallation Source, its community, and the network of neutron sources in Europe.


FILL2030 is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.  The primary objectives of FILL2030 are to develop modern service and financial models, forming a sustainable business model that can enable ILL’s operations to at least 2030. FILL2030 will improve ILL’s services for users as well as support political decision processes. It aims to achieve its objectives by strengthening and consolidating the interaction with the existing Associates and Scientific Members countries, engaging with new user communities through market and impact evaluation and the elaboration of appropriate funding models, providing new user services to academic and industrial users and implementing the changes through the review of the ILL business model.


The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC) is a cluster of ESFRI Research Institutes financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme that proposes to align the efforts of the existing and new photon and neutron sources to make FAIR data a reality and link up to the European Open Science Cloud.


The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is an affiliation of national neutron scattering societies and committees, which directly represent users. The overriding purposes of ENSA are to provide a platform for discussion and a focus for action in neutron scattering and related topics in Europe.

Previous Partner Initiatives


SINE2020 was a four-year project that finished in 2019. The project involved a consortium of 18 partner institutions from 12 countries, funded by the European Union through the H2020 programme. The project had two objectives: preparing Europe for the unique opportunities at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in 2020, and developing the innovation potential of neutron Large Scale Facilities (LSF’s).