Empowering Underground Laboratories Network Usage
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.
I first heard about the BSUIN (Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network) project in the early summer in 2017. Back then I didn`t work at the Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech). I lived in Brussels as the husband of a diplomat. During this period, I wasn`t directly employed, but I worked for my family in raising […]
The EU project BSUIN involves six underground laboratories (UL) around the Baltic Sea. I thought in the beginning that this project may have difficulties to find a common goal and focus since the geological setting, the original purposes and the maturity of the underground facilities differ considerably. Soon it was clear that the common goal […]
The BSUIN project brings together completely different underground laboratories and each acting under very individual conditions. This uniqueness in particular is a challenge when forming a unifying network and requires to question our own thinking. But at the same moment, this uniqueness is also a strength if experts from diverse fields are brought together. Physicists, […]