On September 20, the Swedish Minister for Education, Mats Persson, presented the proposed Budget Bill for 2024 at MAX IV in Lund – proposing 40 million SEK in extra funding to MAX IV to ensure that the important research can continue in the coming year.
A week of visits by European representatives took place in Lund from June 19–22, prominently reflecting the knowledge development and innovation drive priorities of Sweden’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A range of governmental representatives including Swedish Minister of Education Mats Persson, Ebba Busch, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden and Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, EU ministers and delegates, scientific speakers, and guests attended the conference, The Potential of Research Data: How Research Infrastructures Provide New Opportunities and Benefits for Society hosted by Sweden, the Swedish Research Council VR and Vinnova.
In addition to the annual Highlights report, MAX IV releases a new report focusing on the industrial utilisation of the facility.
Today, MAX IV employees gathered in the reception for a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Displayed prominently for the first time at MAX IV is the silver medal Mikael Eriksson received from Lund University for his decades of work developing the technology at MAX IV Laboratory as a Lund University senior professor in accelerator physics, and Machine Director and Design Coordinator at MAX IV. Mikael’s contributions have established Lund city as a scientific innovation hotspot on the world stage.
PRISMAS, Ph.D. Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden is launched. The programme includes hands-on training in cutting-edge synchrotron skills that is applicable in various research areas at MAX IV in Lund, Sweden. It combines practical experience with courses covering all aspects of synchrotron radiation to produce researchers who are experts in these methods and their fields.
Anna Hultin Stigenberg, previously Director at EIT Manufacturing North, will assume the newly established role of Technical Director at MAX IV.