INEUSTAR, ESS Bilbao, BCMaterials and CFM organizers of IMoH2022, international meeting on the challenges and opportunities of compact neutron sources


From June 20th to 22nd, the event will bring together some of the leading European experts in neutron sciences

The UPV-EHU Campus in Leioa, venue for the international meeting

First meeting in Spain dedicated monographically to the HICANS, compact facilities that provide access to experimentation with neutrons for scientists and students


From June 20th to 22nd, the Campus of the University of the Basque Country in Leioa will host the 1st International Meeting on Opportunities and Challenges for HICANS (IMoH2022). The event will bring together some of the leading European experts in neutron science, who will examine the state of the art and the development potential of HICANS, compact high-intensity neutron sources.

IMoH2022 will be the first conference held in Spain devoted exclusively to HICANS. Large universities and research centres can house this revolutionary compact technology, making it easier for scientists and students to access neutrons. This will allow them to carry out previous experiments to characterize the matter that will later be developed in large facilities, such as spallation sources, nuclear reactors, etc.


Open registration

ESS Bilbao, BCMaterials, CFM Donostia and Ineustar, reference centers on neutron sciences and technologies organize this international meeting, whose registration is now open through the event website:

The applications that neutron research offers cover multiple areas of life, from medicine to biotechnology, the energy sector or telecommunications.

Thus, IMoH2022 will accommodate attendees of a multidisciplinary nature:

– Researchers and professors from universities and research centers, highly specialized in neutron and material sciences.

– Companies from different sectors related to neutron science

– Students who want to access the knowledge of the main European experts in this field.


Frontline speakers

IMoH2022 features leading European speakers in neutron science. 5 plenary sessions and 6 guests, among whom, the following stand out:

  • Thomas Brückel, Director of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-2).
  • Robert McGreevy, Former Director of the ISIS facility at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
  • Juan Rodríguez Carvajal, Senior Fellow of the ILL- Institut Laue-Langevin.
  • Tommy Nylander, Professor at the Physical Chemistry Division of the University of Lund.
  • Ferenc Mezei, European Spallation Source, ESS Lund / Mirrotron.


Open reception of abstracts

In addition, the IMoH2022 program will be completed with 8 oral presentations and a selection of posters selected from among all those scientists who submit their abstracts before April 28, or through the website The resolution of the scientific committee will be held on May 26.

In addition to the presentations, the congress also includes parallel activities, such as visits to the ESS Bilbao facilities in the Zamudio Technology Park and to BCMaterials, on the Leioa campus, as well as the gala dinner, among other events.



The BIGINN project will mark a new beginning for business and Big Science Innovation




On 9-10th of February 2022, at the headquarter of Danish Technological Institute, cluster, project “BIGINN” was officially launched.It is a 24-month project that pursues the objective of mobilizing clusters in order to exploit the potential of innovation and international cooperation fromthe Big Science market.


According to Esther Davidsen, BIGINN Coordinator and & Senior Specialist at, the kick-off was productive,inspiring, and very promising.The BigScience market has grown massively over the last 10 years, and many countries are setting up support offices, to help their companies gain access to the market. BIGINN will professionalize the business services and create true international best practice knowledge. The project will enlarge the Big Science community and create a clearer and more structured Big Science business ecosystem with specific services” – she adds. 


BIGINN will be carried out by 3 European clusters, coming from different countries:, INEUSTAR(Spain) and LITEK (Lithuania).The project is co-funded under the COSME program from the European Unionand has a total budget of 496 261 EUR (GA No. 101037928, COS-CLUSTER-2020-3-03-1).


About the BIGINN

Large-scale research infrastructures so-called Big Science organizations (BSO) like CERN, ITER/Fusion for Energy, European Spallation Source (ESS), Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), European Space Agency (ESA) and othersrepresent huge European public investments and act as drivers for innovation with a vast impact on society. Since all BSOs target global leadership within their respective fields, they often require technology solutions on the forefront of what is possible, requesting advanced supplies and seeking innovative SMEs to co-develop new solutions suiting the needs of state-of-the-art facilities.


Having that in mind, the partners behind BIGINN see Big Science market as a platform for business development and technical innovation for the benefit of SMEs. BIGINN operate under the hypothesis that there is a huge under-exploited potential for innovation and international collaboration based on the technological needs and procurements from the Big Science market. 


That is why, INEUSTAR and LITEK have joined forces for the ClusterXchange programme to address the specific challenges of the topic:

  • Improve SME global competitiveness by establishing international relations and collaborations

  • Employ cluster mobility schemes to implement cross-fertilization of innovation opportunities at the different clusters

  • Strengthen and professionalize cluster management skills in the new area of Big Science clusters



Alongside typical ClusterXchanges, the BIGINN project will elaborate and coordinate specific “360º Xchangeagendas, covering a complete immersive experience in the environment of Big Science in a specific region. This will include group visits to Big Science facilities, workshops, conferences, visits to thelocal stakeholders, networking activities and other ad-hoc activities tailored to the ecosystem.

ClusterXchange and “360º Xchangeare open to all entitiesfrom countries participating in the COSME program of the European Union. Interested entitiescan register on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform under one of the following organizational profiles:

  • A cluster or similar business network organization

  • A scaling-up support organization (technology centre, research institute, fab-lab, resource-efficiency service provider, [digital] innovation hub, creative hub, incubator or accelerator) that is a cluster member

  • A small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) that is a cluster member


BIGINN partnership


INEUSTAR, the Spanish Science Industry Association, is a Spanish, non-profit, professional and private association made up by industrial companies dedicated to the conception, design, construction, exploitation and maintenance of the scientific instruments and facilities, in order to contribute to the progress of science and technology, as well as to the strengthening of the innovation. works to promote Danish skills and know-how on the Big Science market. It coordinates a network composed of highly qualified companies able to deliver products and services matching the needs of Big Science organizations and their prime contractors. Project leader.


Laser and Engineering Technologies Cluster (LITEK)a Lithuanian-based cluster of companies and organizations that specializes in manufacturing and development of world-class laser and engineering technologies. A wide range of activities of cluster and its members allows the development of comprehensive products and services through added-value collaboration, carrying out joint R&D and Innovations oriented projects, Industry 4.0 related services and products.



This publication was funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme.


The content of this publication represents theviews of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of theEuropean Commission and/or the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) or anyother body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibilityfor use that may be made of the information it contains.


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Transfiere 2022

transfiere 2022During 16th and 17th February 2022, Málaga will host the 11th European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, a great professional and multisector forum for technology and knowledge transfer, that is open to the participation of the national and international R+D+i ecosystems. In this Forum, the participants can establish B2B contacts, transfer scientific knowledge and technology research lines, find possible partners for initiatives or projects, show their products and innovative services, know the technology needs of the Public Administration, and get financed for innovative projects as well.

As in the past years, the Spanish Science Industry actively participates in this event through INEUSTAR and INDUCIENCIA, being both organizations member of Transfiere Organizing Committee.

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Dates of the Horizon Europe programme Info Days

Dates of the Horizon Europe programme Info Days


The European Commission has already set a date for the first edition of Horizon Europe Info days, which will take place from 28th of June to 9th of July of 2021.

The event will last ten days and will address 9 themes, each with exclusive discussions and practical lessons, dedicated to a different group or part of the new program.

As well as, providing the opportunity of receive information and to ask questions to applicants or interested ones.

The CDTI - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology has organized the following information days in Spain.

Below are the dates of the national and Europeans events, which we will update.






  • 28 June – Infrastructures
  • 29 & 30 June – Digital, industry & space (cluster 4 )
  • 30 June – Civil security for society (cluster 3 )
  • 1 July – Culture, creativity & inclusive society (cluster 2 )
  • 1 July – The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: what is new under Horizon Europe
  • 2 July – Health (cluster 1 )
  • 5 & 6 July – Climate, energy & mobility (cluster 5 )
  • 7 & 8 July – Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture & environment (cluster 6 )
  • 9 July – European Research Area (ERA) & Widening






ATTRACT conference

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The ATTRACT conference will take place online, from the 22nd to the 23rd of September. It offers the chance to understand the dynamics and contribute to the development of a high-value tech ecosystem in Europe, for imaging and detection technologies.

INEUSTAR is part of this program, and through its General Management, the Association is part of ATTRACT's PAC (Project Advisory Comittee).


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The activities of INDUCIENCIA are supported by the AEI