30 September, 2014
During the Fehmarnbelt Days the ScienceLink Network was established, a consortium of universities, large-scale research infrastructure and regional development agencies. The network will continue working with the succesful results of the recently finished Science Link project. New forms of cooperation between industry and large-scale research infrasturcture shall be established, in order to further develop Northern Europe to a leading innovation region.
The second Mayoress and Minister for Science and Research of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, participated together with professor Helmut Dosch, Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors, Pia Kinhult, First Governor of the Region Skåne, and further participants in the panel discussion „Scientific cooperation including large-scale research infrastructure and regional development aspects“. The panellists discussed topics around closer scientific cooperation of the large-scale research infrastructure in the Öresund region and their contribution to a sustainable regional development. Dr. Stapelfeldt pointed out that new scientific knowledge today stays in an international context; beyond of national or regional borders. Cooperation would be necessary regarding the contents in research projects as well as in funding the necessary instruments. The Hamburg Senate has picked this up and adopted their own „Baltic Sea Strategy for the scientific landscape Hamburg“. E.g. DESY, the Hamburg University, the research facility MAX Lab IV in Lund and the University of Lund should cooperate closely.