On 27th October 2021, members of the NanoWorldMaps consortium from half a dozen European countries held their 3rd annual meeting (on-line).  After hearing about recent progress in large area nanoscale correlative microscopy applied to 3D images of tissue samples, the focus of the meeting was on detailing the consortium’s vision for a new European Research Infrastructure. It was decided that a proposal will be made to the next opportunity under Horizon Europe for „Research Infrastructure Concept Development“ in April 2022 (HORIZON-INFRA-2022-DEV-01-01).

Delegates were also pleased to learn that the NanoWorldMaps concept is now mentioned in the Italian research infrastructure roadmap.