Andi Hektor, Chair of the Board, signed a MoU with the CERN Future Circular Collider (FCC) division. It is an importan milestone to our company. CERN is the largest particle physics and related technology hub around the world. We all know WWW, touch screens, medical PET technology and many others. All those technologies have their roots from CERN. The signed MoU opens up new routes for joint R&D projects, shearing the expert pool and our technology tenders at FCC.
The focus of the MoU is the Future Circular hadron Collider (FCC-hh) with a centre-of-mass energy of at least 100 TeV and with an electron-positron #Higgs and electroweak factory (FCC-ee) as a possible first stage. The collider is hosted in a new 100 km circumference tunnel enabling the study of physics at the highest energies.
The signing ceremony at CERN in Geneva, has been arranged by the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia and Enterprise Estonia (EAS) and embraced six Estonian organizations committing to the FCC study. The six MoUs were signed by:
- University of Tartu by Toomas Asser
- TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology by Tiit Land
- NICPB / Keemilise ja Bioloogilise Füüsika Instituut (KBFI) by Mario Kadastik
- NPM Silmet by Raivo Vasnu
- Testonica by Artur Jutman
- GScan by Andi Hektor
The MoUs were countersigned on behalf of CERN by the FCC Feasibility Study Leader Michael Benedikt.