PERIIA Network III General Assembly of ILOs - Industrial Liaison Officers


Date and time: Tuesday 4th October 2022, 14:00-16:30
Place: Rooms Z (floor -3)

About: This meeting is to meet and greet, share experiences, and possibly plan for future common actions led by PERIIA, the pan-European Research Infrastructures ILO Association, which can lead to a more integrated and prosperous Big Science market. Presentations how different ILO networks are organised for different big science organisations and how the ILOs organise nationally. The afternoon will end by a short workshop with six different themes that can be chosen when signing up for the event.

Please note: This event is for National Big Science Industry Liaison Officers and Purchasing Advisors for the participating Big Science organisations and is by invitation only.

For invitation, please write to PERIIA Chair (paolo.acunzo@enea.it)

Searching for a more integrated Big Science market

This event can only be attended by invitation.



Increasing Research Infrastructures’ visibility and potential towards Industry

Date and time: Tuesday 4th October 2022, 08:30-16:30
Place: Rooms Z (floor -3)

About: ENRIITC, the European Network of Research Infrastructures and Industry for Collaboration is organising an event on 04th October 2022. As part of this event, ENRIITC in collaboration with CERIC-ERIC, the Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, will be organising training sessions focused on ‘Increasing Research Infrastructures’ visibility and potential towards Industry’.

It will bring together Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILOs/ICOs) of European Research Infrastructures and Industry representatives to network, exchange experiences, best practices and knowledge on the topic. The event will be also a networking opportunity to strengthen th collaboration between the two parties. The day will be split into 3 main phases:

  • 8:30 - 11:45: Training and Workshop for ICOs and ILOs
  • 11:45 - 13:00: ENRIITC Networking Conference;
  • 14:00 - 16:30: ILOs and ICOS training to strengthen the collaboration of the networks.


Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILO/ICOs) currently active in Europe will participate in the meeting which will provide flexibility in terms of involving additional ILOs, ICOs, project associates and new collaborators.

See the complete programme here and register here.



About CERIC-ERICCERIC is an innovation ecosystem offering high-level instruments and expertise for structural, molecular and atomic investigations on materials, biomaterials and nanomaterials, to meet critical safety and performance requirements and assess their capabilities and limitations, even in extreme conditions.


Women in Big Science

Date and time: Tuesday 4th October 2022, 16:30-18:30
Place: Room Manuel de Falla (floor +1)

About: The "Women in Big Science" event, intends to provide a platform where public organizations and industries operating in Big Science projects can share the experiences, lessons learned and best practices on policies to increase the participation of women. It will also offer the participants a framework for networking.

The event program foresees a Round Table, an Award on Best Practices and a Networking corner to exchange ideas.

The proposed activities will focus on successful models that promote the participation of women in the definition of innovation and technology policies, reinforce their role in decision-making processes and the value of women as knowledge holders and ultimately foster the multidisciplinary talent and diversity.

Which are the successful models to support inclusion? What are the actions needed? What are the available tools to foster gender balance in practice?

The Round Table will be the main part of the event. The five speakers, eminent European personalities in the promotion of gender equality in Industry, Science and Innovation, will discuss on successful models, concrete measures, tools and actions to foster women’s participation in Big Science and Innovation, for private and public organisations. The speakers will close the Round Table with the Award on Best Practices.The Award on Best Practices intends, by assigning “tokens of recognition” to companies or organizations, to acknowledge relevant achievements and to stimulate further efforts in the inclusion of Women in Big Science Projects.

Aspiring companies/organizations can showcase their policies through a Poster where they present the concrete measures to improve women inclusion already put in place in their area of business/research/projects/organisation. If you are interested in showcasing your policies to increase the participation of women in Big Science, you can submit your proposal by uploading a presentation, based on a template, in the BSBF2022 registration module at any time before the congress. The candidates will also be encouraged to provide a Poster in the networking area, reflecting those measures and/or associated impact.

Subsequently, the Round Table speakers will assess the different proposals and choose the most effective, successful ones and hand out the Award on Best Practices. The published award criteria will be based on the quantitative/qualitative impact of the implemented measures and their medium-long term sustainability.

The Networking corner will provide a forum to directly share experiences and gather knowledge on concrete successful models, available tools, among the participants and the speakers. It will be the excellent opportunity for the companies/organisations to exhibit their Posters, publicly promote their best practices and exchange ideas with other participants.

Women in Big Science & Logo

Promoting involvement of women in Big Science.