In a transparent bottom-up process, involving a significant part of the HEP community, CERN has defined a strategic R&D programme to address the primary technological challenges of the next generation experiments.
The results of this new R&D programme will be building blocks, demonstrators and prototypes, which will form the basis for possible new experiments and experiment upgrades beyond the LHC Phase-II upgrades scheduled for the long shutdown LS3.
Started up in January 2020, the programme is structured in work packages focusing on tracking, calorimetry and particle ID, as well as on equally demanding challenges in the domains of electronics, mechanics, cooling, magnets and software.
A large part of the R&D work is carried out jointly with external groups from universities and research labs, and in close cooperation with industrial partners. We profit from cooperation with dynamic and efficient structures like the RD50 and RD51 collaborations, and networking on the European level.
We will present an overview of the work programme and first results in a number of areas.