Cluster for Accelerator Technology (CATE)
Research Project , 2011 – 2013

With the prospects of big labs ESS and MAX IV, and the coming need of accelerator technology, companies in the region need to learn how to provide the required technology. To enable companies to compete internationally regarding design, construction, maintenance of high technology accelerator related equipment, close cooperation between Danish, Norwegian and Swedish universities and companies is essential. CATE aims at strengthening sustainable economic growth in the Oresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak-region by contributing to the development of a cluster in accelerator technology. This will position the region in relation to other regions with similar conditions, and raise its profile in an international context. Since many of the products and services needed are very complex by nature, knowledge transfer between academia and industry is needed in order to succeed. This project will identify companies with potential of producing equipment in accordance with the requirements of accelerator based operations. After the identification process, a sub cluster will be initiated amongst the relevant companies to create sustainable collaboration. This is only possible as a cross border project, since none of the three countries have capacities substantial enough to manage this development on a national basis. CATE brings a new way for the region to benefit from future investments in research plants, contributing to economic growth and job opportunities. Furthermore, this project will extend knowledge cross borders, cross professions and create a link between very specialised academic knowledge and production of relevant equipment.


Thomas Nilsson (contact)

Fundamental Physics


Aarhus University

Aarhus, Denmark

Business Development Centre Central Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden

Malmö, Sweden

Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)

Copenhagen, Denmark

European Spallation Source (ESS)

Lund, Sweden

FORCE Technology

Bröndby, Denmark

Forskningscenter Risø

Roskilde, Denmark

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Øresund University

Lund, Sweden

Oslo Teknopol

Oslo, Norway

Region Skåne

Kristianstad, Sweden

Region Västra Götaland

Vänersborg, Sweden

Region Zealand

Sörö, Denmark

University of Oslo

Oslo, Norway


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/152411
Funding Chalmers participation during 2011–2014

Region Västra Götaland

Funding Chalmers participation during 2011–2014

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Basic sciences


Innovation and entrepreneurship

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