Ongoing projects supported by TIARA

Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society

ARIES is an Integrated Activity project working towards improving the performance, availability, and sustainability of particle accelerators, transferring the benefits and applications of accelerator technology to both science and society, and enlarging and integrating the European accelerator community.

European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training

EASITrain is an innovative network on superconductors and cryogenics aiming to establish a strong network on advanced superconductor technologies, bringing together industry, universities and research centers.

ESS Neutrino Super Beam

The goal of the ESSνSB project is to prepare the ground to discover and measure neutrino CPV with unprecedented sensitivity. This Design Study will cover the feasibility of the required upgrade of the ESS proton linear accelerator currently under construction and the design and performance of the required accumulation ring, the neutrino facility target station and the near and far detectors.


The key objective of the CompactLight Design Study is to demonstrate, through a conceptual design, the feasibility of an innovative, compact and cost effective FEL facility suited for user demands identified in the science case.


New research infrastructure to unlock mysteries of the universe

The EU-funded FCCIS project will deliver a conceptual design and an application plan for a new research infrastructure consisting of a 100 km circular tunnel and a dozen surface sites. Initially, the project will present an electron–positron collider, aiming to advance to an energy frontier hadron collider that will serve the world community by the end of the 21st century. The project will confirm the basic enablers at particle accelerators, aiming to consolidate the EU’s leadership in excellent science for the coming decades.

Innovation Fostering in Accelerator Science and Technology (I.FAST)

I.FAST aims to enhance innovation in the particle accelerator community, mapping out and facilitating the development of breakthrough technologies common to multiple accelerator platforms. The project involves 49 partners, including 17 companies as co-innovation partners, to explore new alternative accelerator concepts and advanced prototyping of key technologies. These include, among others, new accelerator designs and concepts, advanced superconducting technologies for magnets and cavities, techniques to increase brightness of synchrotron light sources, strategies and technology to improve energy efficiency, and new societal applications of accelerators.

Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration

The goal of Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration plus (HITRIplus) is to integrate and propel biophysics and medical research on cancer treatment with heavy ions beams while jointly developing its sophisticated instruments.

Cancer is a central health problem for our society. Heavy ion beams irradiate tumours by focussing on the ill tissue while sparing the healthy part around, more effectively than any other irradiation treatment. The wider objective of HITRIplus is to provide radiation oncologists with a cutting-edge tool to treat the fraction of tumours that are not curable with Xrays or protons or have better survival rates or lower recurrences with ions.

Project supported in the past

TIARA has supported many projects in the past years. A list of them is reported here below.

TIARA Preparatory Phase









European isotope separation on-line radioactive ion beam facility


European Coordination for Accelerator Research and Development


A High Intensity Neutrino Oscillation Facility in Europe


Preparatory Phase of the Large Hadron Collider Upgrade


European laser electron controlled acceleration in plasmas to GeV energy range