Wayforlight was created during the FP7 funded project CALIPSO, to offer a single entry point for information about the European synchrotrons and free electron lasers.

During CALIPSO, it was equipped with standardized facilities and beamline datasheets and with a pilot Standardized Proposal Format.

During the Horizon 2020 CALIPSOplus project, wayforlight has being boosted with an industry dedicated section, an interactive user forum and a standardized proposal format 2.0.

A business plan for sustaining the portal after the end of EC funding has been produced as CALIPSOplus final deliverable (see video), together with the wayforlight TraderMark registration in the EU countries.

The next step will be the preparation and signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among all the portal’s stakeholders, to ensure basic functioning of the portal and agree on future developments.