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What does EIC Project R&D mean

Project R&D support innovative and critical conceptual designs by prototyping of components.
The initial design process with calculations, simulations and layouts is only one element and means to achieve the maturity required to
carry out preliminary and final design and eventually construction of the project scope elements.
The focus of the R&D projects is to demonstrate a solution to the fundamental challenges. 

Thus, project R&D is very focused on the needs of the project to advance to manufacturing the novel and challenging system components.
R&D may be viewed as a complementary to the design activities by building prototypes of critical and novel components.
The construction of prototype may include conceptual, preliminary and final design of the specific prototype, which may,
but not necessarily, be identical from the corresponding component which is part of the project scope. 

R&D projects may be based or lean on the available results of more generic research, within or beyond the project R&D scope.
As the deliverable of the R&D, the prototype device or parts should target on reduce the gap between the state of art solution and the design goal
of the project and facilitate production development. The R&D should have a scope which is well-matched to the EIC project requirement,
and a focused schedule aligned with the overall project timeline. 

First Call for Project R&D

Current EIC Project R&D plan pdf

  • Please note that:
    • This R&D plan is not fully in line with what we are doing now since it is still largely based on the CD-1/CDR setup since no choice has been made yet on the Project Detector.
    • Once the decision on the detector proposals is known in March, the document should be adjusted.
    • The numbers in the table "costs and schedule” (to fund the deliverables and milestone to mitigate risk)  should be considered as “ball park” guidance. The groups should put together what they think is absolutely necessary

Focus on non porto-collaboration specific R&D items following these guiding principles

  • We decided to start - beginning of FY22 - a Project funded Detector R&D program for subsystems and components that are within the scope of the project to mitigate technical, cost, and schedule risk.
  • The program is not tied to a specific proto-collaborations (ECCE, CORE, ATHENA) but should and will include all interested in a respective subsystem technology.
  • It has nothing to do with the generic detector R&D program. This is not a competitive process.

Procedure for First Call of Project R&D

  • To kick-off these efforts we selected projects that meet the criteria mentioned above and that we are going to support
  • These projects selected to start got strong endorsement from the Detector Advisory Committee and are well aligned with the R&D priorities presented at the CD-1 review
  • We contacted several colleagues, mostly based on membership of the generic R&D program. We asked:
    • To form a group by inviting the relevant personnel to join the effort, and to appoint a contact person. We expect the groups to be inclusive and integrate new groups and not to hang on to their 10 y old generic detector R&D structures.
    • Each group to develop a short document that will detail milestones, timelines, workforce, and other needs of their efforts in FY22. Preview of remaining R&D after FY22 and until FY24. Deadline for this report is no later than August 31.
    • The R&D should focused on the needs of the project to advance to manufacturing novel and challenging system components.
  • To launch the program we will meet with each group to discuss the proposed R&D plan etc. The idea is to start the meetings at the beginning of September.