The Big Science Business Forum 2018 is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 26-28 February 2018. The event will be an opportunity for European companies and other stakeholders to learn about Europe's Big Science facilities' future investments and procurements worth billions of euros. This will be an extensive event that includes presentations, exhibitions and one-to-one meetings, with 1,000 participants expected. Please see here for more information on why to participate.
Representatives from CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, F4E and ILL will be present at the event; these facilities are some of the largest research infrastructures in Europe and together for the first time, they will present their future investment and procurement plans for businesses. In total, they will invest just over 10 billion euros in the next five years. This will require new suppliers and invites new businesses and SMEs into the Big Science market from a variety of sectors including materials, instrumentation, vacuum and cryogenics, mechanical and electrical components (full list at end of email).
Registration for the event is open; you can register as a conference delegate which allows you to participate in the sessions, network and set up dedicated one-to-one meetings. Register and pay now, to receive the early-bird price of 340 EUR excluding VAT.
The full programme for the event has been published along with detailed information on all of the parallel sessions. The parallel sessions offer industry in-depth knowledge for upcoming requirements at all of the Big Science organisations within the Big Science areas. The preliminary list of participants, exhibitors and sponsors is now available and is updated weekly.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council are leading on the UK approach for the event as they manage the UK membership of the majority of the facilities. If you would like more information about the event please contact the STFC Tender events team.
Please visit the event website for further information.