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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3rd BSBF Webinar registration opens!

The third Big Science Business Forum Webinar titled: "How Industry and Research Infrastructures can innovate the Big Science Market: The BSBF Technology Transfer Track", will be held on February 18th, 2021 from 09:30 to 12:45 CET. This time the BSBF Webinar will be focused on Technology Transfer in the Big Science market, with speakers from academia: UPM; BSO: F4E, CERN, ESA, EMBL; ILO: PERIIA, CDTI; and industry: AVS TISICS, LEADING, participating in the BSBF2021 Technology Transfer Track.

Participants need to register in advance following this link to the 3rd BSBF Webinar registration platform.

  • ​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


The audience will be able to propose questions to each speaker on real time just after each speaker presentation, and in addition will be able to participate in a real time pool on technology transfer.

The agenda is available, and can be dowloaded here

Record of the webinar and presentations will be available for the registered participants after the webinar in the 3rd BSBF Webinar registration platform.

We hope this BSBF Webinar will be of your interest.

Save the date or review the record afterwards!


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Call for Affiliated Big Science Organisations

BSBF2021 welcomes more expressions of interest from Big Science Organisations in Europe to become BSBF2021 Affiliated Big Science Organisations. In order to strengthen the concept of Big Science as a market place, the organisers hereby open a second call for expressions of interest to become an Affiliated Big Science Organisation.

Eligible institutions are European or large national Big Science organisations that procure European-wide or internationally, and with tenders published in English language. Those interested institutions can download the text and conditions of the second Call for ABSOs here.

The envisaged group of Affiliated Big Science Organisations are facilities that have a dedicated procurement budget in the period 2020-2025 and have an interest in communication with industry regarding upcoming business opportunities and procurements that are open for European industry. Organisations that solely have an interest in addressing the European industry as end users of the facility are not the object of this call.

Selected Affiliated Big Science Organisations will participate in two specially designed parallel sessions for Affiliated Big Science Organisation on 29 and 30 September 2021.

Please send your expressions of interest with the heading “Affiliated Big Science Organisation” before  31 March 2021, to bsbf2021@cdti.es.


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BSBF2021 Season´s greetings

BSBF2021 team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and expect to see you all in Granada in about nine months.

Merry X-Mas and a Wonderful start in 2021! 

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Procurement at Fusion for Energy (F4E)


Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union’s Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy. The organisation was created under the Euratom Treaty by a decision of the Council of the EU. Its members are the 27 EU Member States, Switzerland and the European Commission.

F4E is responsible for providing Europe’s in-kind and in-cash contribution to ITER, the world’s largest scientific installation that aims to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable source of energy. ITER brings together seven parties that represent half of the world’s population – the EU, Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea and the United States. The ITER assembly and operations are managed directly by an international organisation created for the purpose: the ITER International Organisation (ITER IO). F4E also supports international fusion research and development initiatives through the Broader Approach (BA) Agreement signed with Japan and in collaboration with the European fusion research community (Eurofusion), with the ultimate goal to reach the commercial exploitation of fusion energy. F4E works closely with industry and R&D organisations across Europe to design, manufacture and test technical components for fusion installations.

For the period of 2008-2020 (covering roughly 60% of the ITER construction activities), F4E has a budget of about 7 billion EUR for the European contribution to the ITER and BA projects. For the period of 2021-2027 F4E foresees a budget of about 6 billion EUR.

F4E is located in Barcelona (Spain) and has offices at the ITER site in Cadarache (France), in Garching (Germany) and Rokkasho (Japan).

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