Research collaborations

The company cooperates with many research institutes, at the national and international level. The list given below is non-comprehensive and includes the institutions with which research activities are being conducted jointly.


  • EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH (CERN), SWITZERLAND

The company has an active collaboration with the Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Protection Unit, more specifically with the Radiation Protection group, for the development of innovative radiation detectors for environmental monitoring.

2017 efforts will focus on the development of innovative contamination probes capable of operating in extremely intense magnetic fields, as well as of ultra-compact neutron detectors.

  • PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUTE (PSI), SWITZERLAND

The company is collaborating with the Radiation Protection and Safety department for the continuous upgrade of the machine and personnel protection system installed in 2016 in the new SwissFEL (Free Electron Laser) accelerator.

  • POLITECNICO DI MILANO, ITALY

The company has an open collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, which dates back to the ‘90s. Many research projects are currently active with the Department of Energy, especially in the field of innovative personal dosimeters and radiation detectors to be installed on drones for remote monitoring and use in nuclear emergencies.

  • ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE (INFN), ITALY

The company collaborates with INFN since the ‘90s, with three of the laboratories present in Italy: Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati and Laboratori Nazionali del Sud.

Under the terms of a framework agreement signed in 2015, the joint efforts are currently focused on research on innovative fibre-based radiation detectors for radioactive waste monitoring.

  • ELETTRA SINCROTRONE TRIESTE, ITALY

Research collaborations between ELSE NUCLEAR and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste are the norm since mid-‘90s. This long-term collaboration lead to the development of a number of products in the past. The efforts are currently focused on the development of an ultra-sensitive electrometer to be coupled to air-filled ionisation chambers and on low-noise electronics for various nuclear applications.

  • UNIVERSITY OF MILANO BICOCCA, ITALY

The company routinely collaborates with the University of Milano Bicocca, in particular with the Department of Physics and the Department of Material Science. The ongoing R&D activities are targeted at developing cutting-edge photon detectors based on doped optic fibres and scintillator-based portable devices for in-vivo dosimetry and other medical applications.

  • JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE (JRC) ISPRA, ITALY

The fruitful collaboration with the JRC Ispra started in the early 2000s and lead to the successful development of different products, which are now part of our catalogue. The present research activities aim at developing innovative compact photon detectors characterised by an extremely wide dynamic range.