NOMATEN SPECIAL SEMINARS: HADRON THERAPY + EaPConnect 22022.01.21 12:29 - Katarzyna Kuźniar
Hadron Therapy Center (HTC) at the Kutaisi International University
Hadron Therapy Center (HTC) at the Kutaisi International University in Georgia, will be equipped with 2 superconducting synchro-cyclotrons IBA S2C2, providing maximum energy of accelerated protons 230 MeV. One of these accelerators is part of IBA single gantry Proteus©ONE system for the proton therapy, while the other one is the main device for a new research infrastructure at Kutaisi International University in Georgia. The HTC is funded by the International Charity Foundation Cartu, the largest charity foundation in Georgia. Opening of HTC is planned for 2024. Research with the proton beam in the 70-230 MeV energy range is foreseen in multiple disciplines, including basic and applied nuclear physics, radiation biology and medicine as well as material sciences and detector development and testing. As the only cyclotron-based research facility in Georgia and South
Caucasus, HTC will become a research hub for international projects.
The Status of the HTC at the Kutaisi International University and the cooperation options will be presented in the talk.
EU4Digital Programme: Connecting research and education communities (EaPConnect 2)
The “Eastern Partnership Connect” EaPConnect project was first launched by the European Union in 2015 to improve EaP connectivity and facilitate participation of local scientists, students and academics in EU and global Research and Education collaborations.
The specific objectives of the current EaPConnect 2 project lunched in 2020 are following:
•To extend network infrastructure (digital highways) to scale-up scientific exchange across countries.
•To increase the use of IT services implemented under first EaPConnect project and implement new services to enhance international cooperation in R&E.
•To strengthen EaP NRENs’ position in the national R&E ecosystem.
The current status of the project together with use cases of established infrastructures and cooperation options will be presented