ET-Technologies

The Einstein telescope and E-TEST are pushing the technology beyond the current state of the art in many areas, both for the prototype of interferometer and for geological investigation of the subsurface.
As part of E-TEST, we have established an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) to facilitate close collaboration with various industrial partners, both SMEs and large companies. This Advisory Board will meet twice a year for the duration of the project, until the end of July 2023.

The target industrial partners are all companies in the extended EMR region that can deliver a component to the ET project.

The technologies required for the Einstein Telescope are :

  • cryogenics
  • vacuum
  • Precision mechanics
  • Precision engineering
  • Metrology
  • Mechatronics
  • Optics
  • mirrors towards 50-60 cm ⍉
  • polishing and coating of mirrors
  • Controls
  • Quantum optics
  • Lasers
  • Sensors
  • Computing/algorithms
  • Modelling

In addition, specific technologies are also required for the geology aspects:

  • Tunnel boring machine
  • Civil engineering, building and technical services
  • Geophysical imaging
  • Borehole logging
  • Sensors and instruments (from seismic, pressure to physico-chemical)
  • 3D subsurface modelling/augmented reality
  • Hydraulic tests (deep)
  • Geo-mechanical testing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remote/automated monitoring
  • Information technology

We have developed an online Catalogue of Einstein Telescope technologies, aimed at companies. This online Catalogue can be consulted via a link, which is coming soon.


Any SME/company interested in participating in the ET Industrial Advisory Board and collaborating with the E-TEST consortium is invited to complete the contact form below.

Want to collaborate and participate to our Industrial Advisory Board?
We’re looking forward to your contact