Summary: Data is based on EPSRC's current portfolio in January 2009Version 1
Research, societal and economic impact
This is delivered by the programme:
· Indirectly via the research conducted on grants funded by other EPSRC
programmes and by industrial collaboration; facilities provide the underpinning
· Directly continued support of facilities provides employment for hundreds of highly
skilled people with direct spill over effects into supporting SMEs responsible for
instrument and software development.
Infrastructure is directly involved in the ESFRI PRACE (Partnership For Advanced
Computing in Europe) project aiming to provide a pan-European HPC infrastructure.
The UK is a principle partner with EPSRC as the lead. Researchers also benefit from
contributions to current (e.g. ESRF, ILL) and future ESFRI activities via STFC. The
ESFRI design study project the European Grid Initiative (EGI) is planning to link together
the individual National Grid Initiatives (NGI) in each European country. EPSRC co-funds
the National Grid Service (NGS), which the design study project is assuming will be the