New BSBF Webinar Miniseries: A look into the future of Big Science infrastructures: Save the dates!

On 4-7 October 2022, the top European Big Science research facilities will be meeting together with industry in Granada (Spain) in the Big Science Business Forum 2022 to present their business opportunities for industry in the period 2022-2026. In this congress industry will learn about the Big Science investments in the coming years in different technology areas and benefit from the unique opportunity of networking with key representatives from the Big Science organisations and other stakeholders.

But what will come next? In this BSBF Webinar Miniseries with three episodes, we take a leap to glimpse what the future might bring in terms of new facilities, experiments or upgrades and what challenges lie ahead of us. Representatives from different Big Science facilities will lay out in three episodes their research and development plans and future projects, providing industry a picture of their technology needs and opportunities for collaboration which will drive the Big Science market in the decades to come.


Episode #1: Strategic view, roadmaps and development programmes of astronomy research infrastructures

  • 6 October 2021 / 09:30-12:00 - Save the date!
  • The draft agenda of this BSBF Webinar Miniseries Episode #1 is available, and can be dowloaded here.


Episode #2: Fusion: Strategies, roadmaps and development programmes

  • 11 November 2021 / 09:30-12:00  - Save the date!

  • The draft agenda of this BSBF Webinar Miniseries Episode #2 is available, and can be dowloaded here.


Episode #3: High-Energy Accelerators and Synchrotrons: strategies, roadmaps and development programmes

  • 30 November 2021 / 09:30-12:00  - Save the date!
  • The draft agenda of this BSBF Webinar Miniseries Episode #3 is available, and can be dowloaded here.


Record of each BSBF Webinar and presentations will be available online after each webinar. We hope these New BSBF Webinar Miniseries will be of your interest. For more info on previous and future BSBF Webinars, visit the BSBF webinars page.

Save the dates!


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 7-8 April 2021 ITER Business Meeting Presentations and Videos are Available

If you could not participate in the Remote ITER Business Meeting, you can find the videos and presentations of the thematic sessions from here.

ITER Organization hosted a 2-day Remote ITER Business Meeting presenting the coming business opportunities, and the latest highlights and the status of the Project on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 April 2021.
The ITER project is moving forward from the buildings construction phase to the machine assembly phase. ITER experts from different areas provided specific information about contracts and procurement needs in the next coming years. They were available for one-to-one meetings with industry representatives.



2-days Remote ITER Business Meeting:

  • Update of the ITER Project Status by Director General
  • Procurement and Contract News
  • Presentations by Technical Experts with information about coming tenders & contracts
  • One-to-One meetings with ITER experts
  • Possibility to arrange Business-to-Business with other companies
  • Speakers will also address questions from the audience.


For more information: iter.org/ribm2021

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ENRIITC your Knowledge – The first series of webinars is ready to go!

ENRIITC your Knowledge is a series of online training and organisational webinars targeted to experts involved in setting up collaborations between Research Infrastructures and Industry, such as Industrial Liaison Officers (ILO) and Industry Contact Officers (ICO).

The overall aim of this webinar series is to share knowledge, expertise, skills and best practices amongst ILOs and ICOs in order to improve performance and increase collaboration between industry and RIs.

Each webinar will be standalone, free of charge and will be made publicly available on YouTube, hence enabling training on demand to a wide audience.

The first series of  ENRIITC your Knowledge webinars, will take place on 27 May, 10 June, 18 June and 21 June 2021, at 15:00 CEST.

If you are an Associate to the ENRIITC project and you are willing to apply to the ENRIITC your Industry Outreach, we kindly remind you that the participation to at least one of the webinars listed, is a mandatory eligible criteria to validate your application.


ENRIITC your Knowledge #1: “The ILO and ICO roles for beginners”

THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021 | 15:00 – 16:30 CEST

This first ENRIITC your Knowledge webinar, will be exploring the role of Industry Liaison Officers (ILO, officially appointed by the member states and associated countries to stimulate the collaboration among the national industry and the international RIs) and Industry Contact Officers (ICO, research infrastructures staff in charge of developing business relations with all potential industrial suppliers and users), paving the way for future synergies and collaborations between these two key roles of the ENRIITC project.

Different ILOs and ICOs will present their views on their role and key performance indicators.


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BSBF Short Inverviews

BSBF Short Interviews will be a series of short interviews to VIP and prominebt key actors related to the Big Science market and also involved in the BSBF2022 organisation.

BSBF Short Interviews will be available in the BSBF2022 YouTube Channel.

Don't miss the 1st video of our series of BSBF Short Interviews with Ute Gunsenheimer, Head of External Relatios & EU Projects at ESS. Yoy can see it here.


Stay tuned for more BSBF Short Interviews soon to come ...


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Registrations for RI.Logistica are open !

Register for the RI.Logistica conference today and be part of an unparalleled international forum that will impact how research infrastructures deal with logistics in the future.

The RI.Logistica conference is an online event designed for research infrastructures (RIs), their users and collaborators, companies in the supply chain management, and governmental authorities to discuss all aspects of logistics critical for research facilities and laboratories. It will take place on 19-20 May 2021.

Whether you are a user office manager who coordinates the remote access of scientists, a professional working at a logistics company, a user of different RIs, an RI service provider, or staff responsible for the handling of deliveries at a research infrastructure, RI.Logistica is for you. You can check the programme and register on the event website here.


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New BSBF youtube channel !

BSBF organisation has created a new youtube channel to diseminate BSBF videos during the BSBF2022 preparation and its celebration.You can check now the records of the BSBF webinars in the BSBF youtube channel, and soon more BSBF2022 promotional videos.

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In addition we will publish other Big Science Market videos of interest for this sector.

Please, suscribe to the BSBF youtube channel to be tuned and updated with new videos.



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BSBF is postponed to autumn 2022 and is renamed BSBF2022, the new dates are 4-7 October 2022!

Once again, given that the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic remains, and despite the fact that expectations are improving due to the gradual extension of vaccination, the Big Science Business Forum International Organising Committee has decided to postpone the BSBF event to safeguard the health of all participants. It will then take place on 4-7 October 2022.

The event has also been renamed BSBF2022 and automatically mirrored for the new dates, which means that the already registered attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and participants of the BSBF2021 edition have been automatically updated to 2022 and need not follow any special procedure regarding registration or participation.

A new URL (https://www.bsbf2022.org) will be activated soon to redirect you to the BSBF web (https://www.bsbf2020.org). Social media will be also updated: @BSBF2022 (#BSBF2022) in tweeter, and LinkedIn.

BSBF2022 will be held in Granada (Spain), at the Granada Congress Centre, with the same programme and under the same conditions.

We look forward to seeing you all in person, and please save the dates for the BSBF2022 in Granada!


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3rd BSBF Webinar Presentations Available!

The 3rd BSBF Webinar “How Industry and Research Infrastructures can innovate the Big Science Market: The BSBF Technology Transfer Track” has been a great success with a great impact of audience and on the media. This success was because of the great quality of speakers from: CDTI, PERIIA, Big Science Organisations with relevant initiatives in Technology Transfer (CERN, EMBL, ESA, F4E), Academia (UPM) and Industry participating with proposals into the BSBF technology Transfer Track (AVS, LEADING, TISICS).

We had 454 registered participants in the event; the mean value of participation was 209 online participants. On top of that, the event had a great impact on social media.

The agenda, the presentations and the record of the webinar (only for registered webinar participants), can be found already in the 3rd Webinar registration web platform.

Full inormation about past and future BSBF Webinar can be find in the dedicated BSBF Webinar webpage.


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Don’t miss the 3rd BSBF Webinar on Technology Transfer!

  • Title: "How Industry and Research Infrastructures can innovate the Big Science Market: The BSBF Technology Transfer Track"
  • Date: February 18th, 2021
  • Time: from 09:30 to 12:45 CET

Go and register to the 3rd BSBF Webinar following this link to the 3rd BSBF Webinar registration platform.


The 3rd BSBF Webinal will be focused on technology transfer on the Big Science market:

First, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid as a prominent member of the Academia, will give and introduction to technology transfer in Big Science and how to improve it from academic/ scientific institution to industry.

Following, an interview or tour the table between Big Science organisations on technology transfer technology will be organised with the participation of: F4E, CERN, ESA, and EMBL. This tour the table will be moderated by PERIIA, the pan European network of ILOs.

CDTI, as BSBF2021 organiser, will drive all BSBF2021 potential participants through the BSBF2021 Technology Transfer Track: How to participate, how to apply step by step, and what advantages you will enjoy if your proposal is selected.

Finally, some industries participating in the BSBF2021 Technology Transfer Track: AVS, TISICS, and LEADING will explain its experiences on technology transfer in the Big Science market, and how their proposals has been uploaded into the uploaded to the BSBF2021 Technology Transfer Track web.

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F4E has launched a contest to highlight and reward achieved or on-going projects which integrate fusion solutions in other applications. Open to European companies and organisations, this new award aims at promoting projects where a fusion technology or know-how is used or is planned to be used in a non-fusion environment.

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