Use of ERIC legal framework accelerating

On 14 August 2023, the European Commission adopted its third report on the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) Regulation.  

With 26 ERICs set up since 2011, ERIC has become a legal instrument of choice for a large part of common European research infrastructure initiatives, notably for those prioritised by the ESFRI Roadmap. This is helping to structure and integrate research activities and...


Report on Cooperation of ESFRI RIs with Industry now published

The cooperation between Research Infrastructures (RIs) and industry plays a crucial role in achieving scientific excellence and fostering innovation potential. However, the level of cooperation and its challenges remain less defined and monitored. To address this, ESFRI undertook a study on RI cooperation, exploring existing documents and conducting surveys with RIs. The findings of the report, titled Cooperation of ESFRI...


ESFRI celebrates the election of José Luis Martínez as its next Chair

ESFRI is pleased to announce the election of Professor José Luis Martínez as its next Chair, the 8th since it was established in 2002. The Term of Office of the new Chair will commence in January 2024 with a two-year duration. 

The Chair-elect has a long-standing involvement in ESFRI and the RI community overall. He serves as a member of ESFRI Forum since 2013, member of the ESFRI Executive Board (2013-2016) and chair of the Strategic Working Group of ESFRI on...


ESFRI publishes Report on Energy and Supply Challenges of RIs

ESFRI adopted a Report on Energy and Supply Challenges that Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facing, during the 84th Forum meeting (Lund, 20-22 June 2023). ESFRI has established a dedicated drafting group to look into the energy and supply challenges RIs face, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic aftermath & Russian aggression on Ukraine, leading to high inflation, increased energy costs, and shortages of critical resources in the EU, also...