Neutron and X-ray science for industrial technology transitions (NEXT)
Research Project, 2024 – 2028

The Competence center NEXT will use synchrotron light and neutron methods to speed up the development of industrial materials and processes. Material and process challenges within e.g. transport, energy and manufacturing will be addressed by the consortium consisting of universities, research institutes, large-scale research facilities and small and large companies. The goal is that the methodology that is developed and implemented for various sustainability challenges within NEXT significantly contributes to the sustainable development of the industry.

-Improved innovation power in sustainable development of industry -Mainstreaming the use of large-scale research infrastructures in industrial research and development -Building an international leading consortium for sustainable innovations -Training of leading competence -Cutting-edge research in materials and processes -Cutting-edge research in synchrotron and neutron- methods and use.


Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander (contact)

Chalmers, Physics, Microstructure Physics


Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Swerim AB

Kista, Sweden



Project ID: 2023-00553
Funding Chalmers participation during 2024–2028

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