SCK•CEN – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

SCK•CEN is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. Every day, more than 750 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of radioactivity. Their developments have already resulted in a long list of innovative and forward-looking applications for the medical world, industry and the energy sector.

Multi-purpose hybrid research reactor for high- tech applications – MYRRHA

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) is actively working on designing and building this multifunctional research installation in Mol. MYRRHA is the very first prototype in the world of a nuclear reactor, driven by a particle accelerator with a significant thermal output.

Cyclotron Research Centre at Louvain – la – Neuve

The main activities of the CRC can be classified in two categories:

  • Research and development in the field of particle accelerators, ion sources and their applications
  • Production of accelerated ion beams for nuclear physics, chemistry, medicine, isotope production, and technological applications

Laboratory for Plasma Physics of the Royal Military Academy

The laboratory is conducting experimental and theoretical research on plasma physics and fusion energy in the framework of the Association EURATOM-Belgian State for thermonuclear fusion. The expertise of the Laboratory for Plasma Physics is concentrated primarily in the domain of Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ICRH).


The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) is one of the seven institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), a Directorate-General of the European Commission (EC).

The mission is to promote a common and reliable European measurement system in support of EU policies.