The European XFEL GmbH exclusively and directly pursues non-profit objectives in the field of science and research. Its objectives are:

  • to design, construct, operate, and develop, for the use of scientific research, a linear accelerator based Free-Electron Laser source and associated instruments
  • to support the use of the Company's facilities by providing experimental stations to the scientific communities
  • to draw up and execute programs of scientific research using the European XFEL Facility
  • to carry out any necessary research and development work on the accelerator, the Free-Electron Laser process and experimental techniques
  • to ensure that new technologies and methods of the Company are made available to interested entities in the Contracting Party countries
  • to foster general public outreach and knowledge transfer