Mikael Östling, KTH’s Deputy President for Research has approved the promotion of 2MILab from interim to full research infrastructure, in the company of top facilities like Electrum Lab, Odqvist Laboratory, Parallel Data Center (PDC) and National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI).
The landscape of research funding is changing, with a shift of focus from equipment and instruments to projects. This puts the onus on universities to ensure competitiveness of their research environments. In return, these infrastructures should be open and accessible, with full cost coverage and transparency. As a full research infrastructure, 2MILab is now eligible to apply for funding of strategically important instrumentation of up to 10Mkr in 2021. This possibility will be of critical importance for 2MILab and its users, and makes it an attractive collaboration partner for academia, research institutes and industry.