What is CATE?
CATE is a completed project, which offered existing companies in the region a competence development programme within accelerator technology. In the long run, the competence development will improve the companies’ opportunities of getting contracts for construction and maintenance of research facilities that demand advanced accelerator technology equipment.
The competence programme offered the companies free tailor-made courses. Some of the companies in the project had the opportunity to build an accelerator module in collaboration with other companies, universities and experts from CERN. The cue was learning by doing. A project objective was also to spread the knowledge of business opportunities within the accelerator technology industry.