The role and added value of large-scale research facilities

Authors: Frank ZuijdamJasper DeutenIngeborg MeijerNiki Vermeulen

Language: English

Publication date: 10th February 2011

Many countries in the EU invest in large-scale research infrastructures. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the nature and extent of the (socio-economic) impact of those research facilities. The Ministry of Science and Education asked Technopolis Group to conduct a study on the (socioeconomic) impact of large-scale research infrastructures. The study provided a framework for (potential) impact, both scientifically and societal. The study was based on existing literature. The final report was presented on a national conference on large research infrastructures in December 2010 and distributed with several national and international communities (e.g. ESFRI).