About SCK CEN
Pioneers at heart
Nuclear science for the community
We are leading the way. Driven by science, innovation and world-renowned infrastructure, we are taking steps forward. We research openly, expand our knowledge in diverse nuclear fields, and make our expertise available to partners and professionals at home and abroad. Our aim? Application after application contributing to society; science for the community. We focus on the very smallest constituents of the universe, while looking resolutely at the bigger picture.
Mission & vision
Do not underestimate the power of atoms: nuclear applications can make a difference. Now and in the future. This is why as one of the biggest research centres in Belgium we continue to perform research into them.
Driven by our passion for science. Boosted by our unique infrastructure. We permanently build on our current insights and expand our high-tech knowledge in various nuclear areas. These are our building blocks for developing innovative applications for society. In this way, we want to contribute to a world in which these and future generations can live safely and in good health.
Focus on three priorities
Everything SCK CEN does is centred on society. Thus, we provide solutions to three major challenges:
With innovative nuclear systems, we want to play an important role in climate-neutral energy production.
Sustainable solutions for dismantling and waste management
We want to convert our vast knowledge and experience into concrete solutions and industrial applications for a key challenge: nuclear waste management and dismantling of nuclear facilities.
The fight against cancer
We want to increase our role in nuclear medicine. In addition to just the production of medical radioisotopes, SCK CEN is evolving into a full-fledged pharmaceutical player, in pre-clinical research as well as pilot production of new radiopharmaceuticals for cancer therapies, including its own cancer research lines.
Defining objectives. Planning. Setting out a course. It is indispensable in any organisation, both in terms of project results and financial results. Several groups steer our activities and see to it that SCK CEN converts its objectivesin concrete results.
All information about the legal status, statutory objectives and accounting data can be found here.
As a Foundation of Public Utility, SCK CEN is bound by Belgian legislation on public tenders. Click for an overview of open and closed tenders.
SCK CEN communicates openly and transparently about all its activities, also via annual reports. Discover the highlights of each year.
More than 70 years experience
SCK CEN was incorporated in 1952. Since that time, the research centre has acquired solid expertise and deeply rooted knowledge of one of the smallest elements on earth: the atom. It is time to tell our story, starting at the source in Mol.
Access to unique facilities is a decisive facilitator for performing pioneering research and pushing boundaries. A concise explanation of our six specific installations.
We are pioneers at heart. Our research is not limited by the boundaries of what we know. We explore. We sound out the frontiers of knowledge. To be able to realise the philosophy of our research centre, we reach out to partners from across the world.