Parallel session C4
6th October 2022/ 11:00-13:30
Machuca room (floor -2)
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 99% of all businesses in the EU. They are often referred to as the backbone of the European economy, providing a potential source for jobs and economic growth. SMEs are often well suited for the Big Science market. SMEs can offer considerable more flexibility and in some cases are better prepared to adapt to specific technical requirements of Big Science organisations in advanced technology procurements. These procurements usually entail development and manufacture of a small number of particularly innovative units in a given technology field which quite often don´t fulfil the business model requirements of large industries, but can be more aligned with the SME’s growth strategy based on involvement on highly singular projects.
Selected SMEs will be formally invited by the IOC to take part in the SME track and to take part in this parallel session and its panel discussion.
Part 1 (11:00-13:00)
All companies will be given 15 min to present 3 main components:
- general introduction to company and products
- specific Big Science successes and experiences (looking back)
- new products/strategy and advice for others (looking forward)
Part 2 (13:00-13:30)
Panel discussion on the topic: “Being an innovative SME in the Big Science marketplace”