Interoperable electron Microscopy Platform for advanced RESearch and Services

Acronym: IMPRESS


IMPRESS is an ambitious project that addresses a major evolution in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) from a laboratory technique to a broad-impact advanced analytical method that is capable of unprecedented integrated experiments and user-driven innovation.

A central objective is the development of concepts and the construction of prototypes for ground-breaking new TEM instrumentation with unique flexibility and interoperability of customized sample environments, creating radically improved services for users of analytical research infrastructures (RIs) and business opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Project information

  • Funded by: European Commission
  • Call: HORIZON-INFRA-2022-TECH-01
  • Grant Agreement n. 101094299
  • Start date: 1 February 2023
  • End date: 31 January 2027
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Chiara Colombo
  • Project Leader: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR (Italy): IOM (coordinator), IMM, NANO e ISPC
  • Partners: Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh Fzj (Germany); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS (France); Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III UT3 (France); Universite Paris-Saclay UPS (France); Universiteit Antwerpen UA (Belgium); The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford UOXF (United Kingdom); Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU (Norway); Fundacio Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia ICN2 (Spain); Technische Universitaet Graz TUG (Austria); Verein Zur Forderung der Elektronenmikroskopie und Feinstrukturforschung ZFE (Austria); Leibniz Institut Für Festkorper und Werkstofforschung Dresden EV. IFW (Germany); Universiteit Maastricht UM (Netherlands; Area di Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica di Trieste AREA Science Park (Italy); Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium ERIC CERIC (Italy); Euro-Bioimaging ERIC E-B (Finland); European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL (Germany); Consorcio para la Construccion Equipamiento y Explotacion del Laboratorio de Luz Sincrotron ALBA (Spain); Synchrotron Soleil Societe Civile SOLEIL (France); Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC ELI Czech (Republic); Corrected Electron Optical Systems CEOS GmbH (Germany); Corvers Procurement Services CPS BV (Netherlands); E-Procurement Services BV Vtrek (Netherlands); Promoscience SRL (Italy)
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The IMPRESS project has received funding from HORIZON EUROPE framework program for research and innovation under Grant agreement n. 101094299

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