Interreg Baltic Sea Region co-funded project Empowering Underground Laboratories network usage (EUL) continues the work done during the Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN) project.
Underground laboratories in the Baltic Sea region are not utilized to their full potential even though world-leading research organizations and industrial companies are nearby. In order to use the available underground space better, the BSUIN project has developed service concepts for the underground laboratories and an open-access platform that characterizes them. These concepts and the platform will be further tested, evaluated, and improved within the EUL project. Better information about the laboratories and their business opportunities is provided to regional development agencies and potential new customers from academia and business.
The duration of the project is the year 2021. There are 13 partners in the project consortium. The budget of the project is 791.200 €.
Besides scientific research, the underground laboratories can provide unique environments for various businesses, such as developing technology for mining and tunnel construction equipment or radiation shielding systems or for testing of geophysical, radiation detection, and other measurement instruments. Underground Laboratories can be also sites for production, which is a new and growing field especially in the production of thermal energy or facilitating food production.
There are 13 partners in the collaboration from eight countries.
Take a look at the BSUIN flyer.