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HALOS – Hanseatic League of Science

Contact person

Stephan Bouman

Stephan Bouman

Head of Project Portfolio Management

+45 2097 8841


Interconnecting infrastructures for life science research and innovation

Hanseatic League of Science (HALOS) was a joint project from February 2019 to July 2022 supported by EU Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak. HALOS’s purpose was to build a unique collaboration between southern Scandinavia and the Hamburg region, bringing together the four unique research facilities MAX IV, ESS, DESY and European XFEL, and creating  a consortium for integrated life science innovation and research – including academia, regional development, and research facilities.

HALOS enabled further development of the highly successful EU Interreg ÖKS project “ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society“.

The HALOS collaboration included 16 partners in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Germany:

  • eight academic research institutes (Lund University, University of Hamburg, University of Copenhagen, Malmö University, Aarhus University, Technical University of Denmark, EMBL, University of Oslo)
  • four large-scale infrastructures (MAX IV, ESS, DESY, European XFEL)
  • four regional organisations (Medicon Valley Alliance, Region Skåne, Capital Region of Denmark, City of Hamburg)

Read more about the HALOS project here.


The project has also led to the development of the Hanseatic Life science Research Infrastructure Consortium (HALRIC), a new collaborative project 2023-2026 which intends to increase the innovation capacity in life science through improved cross-border utilisation of unique research infrastructure – with a special focus on involving industrial research and clinical research. Follow the new HALRIC initiative on LinkedIn and on its website.