[04-May]

Four Big Science facilities and consortiums have been accepted to be part of BSBF2022 as Affiliated Big Science organisations (ABSOs), as a result of the call for ABSOs opened early this year. The accepted institutions are the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS), Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO), Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT) and the Test Infrastructure and Accelerator Research Area Project (TIARA).

With the addition of these new affiliated partners, BSBF2022 will feature a total of eight ABSOs belonging to the ESFRI Physical Sciences and Engineering, Energy and Computing Domains. These four organisations join the previous four institutions selected in the previous Call for ABSOs, namely the European Solar Telescope (EST), the Multipurpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications (MYRRHA), the League of European Accelerator- based Photon Sources (LEAPS) and ESS Bilbao. All eight ABSOs will present their projects and procurement plans in two dedicated parallel sessions and will be available for networking with industry throughout all the congress.

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[27-Apr]

ANNOUNCEMENT: The deadline for the call to host BSBF2024 has been extended to 15 July.

Based on the success of BSBF2018 and the expectations of success for BSBF2022, the Big Science organisations of BSBF (CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, FAIR, F4E, ILL and SKAO) have opened a call for bids from interested parties to host the Big Science Business Forum 2024 (BSBF2024).

Bids should be send with the heading “Bid to host BSBF2024” to bsbf2022@cdti.es no later than 15 July 2022 at 12:00 CET. Please read requirements and the full call text here.

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[21-Mar]

Check out the new extended Big Science Business Forum promo video! This 6-minute clip contains extensive information about how to do business in the Big Science market and what you will find at BSBF2022, its different features and how to make the most of your participation in the congress in order to boost your company’s projects and strategic alliances with other stakeholders.

But the real gem of the video are the statements from the Director Generals of BSBF’s co-organising institutions. The highest representatives from CERN, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, ILL and SKAO provide insights on what you can expect from BSBF, how their organisations will be present in the congress and what BSBF can do for a company.

The Big Science Business Forum 2022 will gather, on 4-7 October 2022 in Granada (Spain), the eleven most prominent European Big Science research facilities in the areas of astrophysics, space, synchrotrons and high-energy accelerators to network and present to industry their procurement plans for the period 2022-2026 worth more than 37 billion euros.

Early bird registration deadline: 30 April, 2022

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[15-Mar]

When getting started as a supplier to the Big Science market a number of steps can be taken to initiate contact with Big Science organisations, monitor calls for tenders and establish collaborative platforms for bidding. The BSBF2022 Procurement Handbook provides an easy-to-read introduction to Big Science Organisations and their procurement procedures. In this document, each head of procurement from the 11 co-organising Big Science Organisations (CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, FAIR, ILL, F4E, SKAO), presents their procurement figures for the perios 2022-2026, different aspects like procurement rules and regulations, technical and financial requirements, etc.

You can download the BSBF 2022 Procurement handbook here.

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[28-Feb]

Research organisations and industry say it’s time for change.

This was a first-of-a-kind webinar in the short history of the Big Science Business Forum (BSBF), shifting its focus from procurement to people, and more specifically to women. For many this was a pilot to test the waters, explore whether the BSBF crowd is interested in such topics. The record-breaking number of registrations and attendance suggest that there is a public and an appetite to discuss openly this subject. Prepared by a working group, formed on a voluntary basis in F4E, and the support received by CDTI, this was a webinar building on collaboration, momentum, enthusiasm, and curiosity.

Scheduled on Friday, 11 February, the International Day of Women andGirls in Science, a panel of speakers from the European Commission, CERN, ESO, IAEA, Westinghouse, Assystem, EMBL, Ferrovial, debated stereotypes, discussed strategies to fight inequality in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and exchanged ideas on how to promote gender equality in the work environment.

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[24-Feb]

Record-breaking 59 megajoules of sustained fusion energy demonstrates potential of fusion

Record results were announced 9th of February at the world-leading Joint European Torus (JET) facility  and represents landmark results from EUROfusion scientists and engineers . The results are fully in line with predictions and pave the way for fusion energy as safe, efficient and low carbon energy supply.

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[14-Feb]

The Big Science Business Forum 2022 is revving up its engines! On 4-7 October 2022, the eleven most prominent Big Science research facilities in the areas of astrophysics, space, synchrotrons and high-energy accelerators and fusion will be present in Granada for the second edition of the Big Science Business Forum to present to industry their procurement plans for the period 2022-2026 worth more than 37 billion euros.

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[26-Jan]

Join us in learning about good practices in gender policies and the launch of a new award !

Join the webinar on Friday, 11 February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to participate in an interesting debate. With the help of Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, leading expert on Women in Science, and through contributions from representatives of BSBF2022 co- organising Big Science Organisations, industry, and other stakeholders, we will analyse the situation of gender equality, diversity and inclusion in Big Science market. Furthermore, the award criteria to promote and reward effective actions addressing gender balance in Big Science market, will be established.

To register and to view the agenda click here.

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[13-Jan]

BSBF2022 welcomes more expressions of interest from Big Science Organisations in Europe to become BSBF2022 Affiliated Big Science Organisations. In order to strengthen the concept of Big Science as a market place, the organisers hereby open a third and final call for expressions of interest to become an Affiliated Big Science Organisation.

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[21-Dic]

Join the webinar on Friday, 11 February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to participate in an interesting debate. With the help of Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, leading expert on Women in Science, and through contributions from representatives of co- organising Big Science Organisations, industry, and other stakeholders, we will analyse the situation and establish the award criteria to promote and reward effective actions addressing gender balance.

To register and to view the agenda click here.

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