LaunchPad: 3 steps

LaunchPad is a support action for widening the user base of research infrastructures in the field of Photon and Neutron Science in the Baltic Sea Region.

The LaunchPad will:  

  1. Help to identify transnational research cooperation that can strategically connect small research infrastructures with large research infrastructures;
  1. Support the start of new collaboration projects between researchers from different research infrastructures and/or different fields of study
  1. Through the LaunchPad the small-scale research infrastructures will be matched with large-scale research infrastructures and supported to become dedicated partner facilities.

!!! Due to COVID-19 outbreak we are currently reorganizing the LaunchPad activities and schedule. We have cancelled the dates for the Symposium and Forum and looking for the options of organizing the events online. It is not possible to provide any further information and reliable schedule for the events at this moment but we will update the LaunchPad website page accordingly and as soon as possible. !!!

LaunchPad: 3 steps briefly explained

– Meet & Match: Symposium

– Pitch & Review: Forum

– Advocacy & Enabling: Coaching

The 1st step: Symposium



– WHY?

– HOW?

2nd step: Forum

– What comes next?

The 3rd step: Coaching

– How?


!!! Due to Covid-19/Corona crisis these dates are currently rescheduled !!!

Registration to Symposium open WILL OPEN SOON
Registration to Symposium closed April 13
Symposium „Photon and Neutron Science in the Baltic Sea Region“ in Riga, Latvia May 12-13
Call for proposals open May 13
Call for proposals closed May 29
Forum in Tallinn, Estonia June 16-17
Meeting of the Expert Panel June 16-17
Coaching August 2020 – mid-January 2021

Contacts and advice

Hella Lood
Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia
Email: [email protected]

Agrita Lapinska
Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia
Email: [email protected]