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Big Science Business Forum 2018

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2628 Feb 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

On 26-28 February 2018, the first Big Science Business Forum (BSBF2018) will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. BSBF2018 will be the first one-stop-shop for European businesses and other stakeholders to learn about future investments and procurements from Europe’s Big Science organisations.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about business opportunities in the coming years, within a wide range of technical business areas.
  • Meet representatives from Europe’s Big Science organisations and their key suppliers
  • Network and establish long lasting partnerships via business-to-business meetings (B2B), business-to-customer meetings (B2C) and in the open exhibition area
  • Get insight into procurement rules, IPR, technology transfer and how businesses can interplay with the Big Science market.

A total of 1000 participants are expected to participate, the majority being from European businesses and organisations planning to engage on the Big Science market. Delegates are expected to be CEO’s, Heads of R&D, Head of Procurements, Business Developers, and other staff involved in sales and collaboration with research infrastructures and high tech industry.

The business forum is organised in a partnership with the following European Big Science organisations:

  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • European Southern Observatory (ESO)
  • The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
  • European Spallation Source (ESS)
  • European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL)
  • Fusion for Energy (F4E)
  • Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

BSBF2018 is hosted by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and – the Danish Industry Liaison Officer organisation.

BSBF2018 will consist of:

  • Plenary sessions with presentations by the abovementioned Big Science organisations and a roundtable to discuss Big Science as a market place.
  • Parallel sessions with focus on Big Science investments in the coming years: opportunities within 12 technological business areas and cross-cutting topics.
  • 1-1 Meetings (B2B and B2C) allowing Big Science organisations, prime contractors and sub-suppliers to meet.
  • Exhibition to give participants the opportunity to present services and products side by side with Europe’s largest Big Science infrastructures.

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