project . 2017 - 2025 . On going


Centre of Advanced Materials Research and Technology Transfer CAMART²
Open Access mandate for Publications
European Commission
Funder: European CommissionProject code: 739508 Call for proposal: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2
Funded under: H2020 | SGA-CSA Overall Budget: 15,000,000 EURFunder Contribution: 15,000,000 EUR
Status: On going
01 Feb 2017 (Started) 31 Jan 2025 (Ending)
Open Access mandate
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CAMART² (‘Excellence Centre of Advanced Material Research and Technology Transfer’) project is aimed to upgrade the existing Centre of Excellence at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP), which was established in 2001 by project CAMART realised within EC FP5. The current project CAMART² is based on a long-term partnership between ISSP, KTH Royal Institute of Technology – the largest technical university in Sweden and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. ISSP is renowned for its scientific achievements in applied materials physics for micro- and nanotechnology, electronics, photonics, functional coatings etc. and related theoretical and characterization capability. The vision of CAMART² is to establish ISSP as the most important centre of excellence for education, science, innovation and technology transfer in the Baltic States. ISSP will also become the hub for a collaboration and technology transfer platform (called "RIX-STO") for materials physics based high technologies, including scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers on both sides of the Baltic Sea. The commitment from the Swedish partners assures successful modernization of ISSP, including an overall refinement of the educational programs, strengthening of the research and development activities towards higher technology readiness levels, establishment of an innovation system and Open Access Laboratory, as well as ISO 9001 certification. The partners will be active in an ambitious program for networking and outreach to make academia and high-tech industries in the region around Riga and Stockholm flourish with respect to scientific results, economic growth and increased competitiveness. The region will benefit from an injection of highly educated young people, closer collaboration between academia and industry, and offering state-of-the-art open access research infrastructure boosting innovation and economy.

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