The ERDF program (FEDER in French) is the European Regional Development Fund. It acts locally with EU funding to develop the economic and social cohesion. Part of this program is dedicated to Research and Innovation.
In 2013, the S3 and DESIR collaborations each submitted grant applications for ERDF:
• vacuum chambers for S3 (in partnership with a Lower Normandy company: SOMINEX)
• a system for diagnosis of ion beams for DESIR
These projects have been approved by the Prefecture of Lower Normandy, in charge of ERDF funds. They were performed at GANIL from 2013 to 2015.