Big Science Business Forum 2020 will be the second edition of the single one-stop-shop for European companies and other stakeholders to learn about Europe’s Big Science organisations’ future investments and procurements worth 38,700 millions of euros. Following the success of the first edition, which took place in 2018 in Copenhagen, the forum will offer your business the chance to:
BSBF2020 will take place in Granada (Spain) to support the European candidacy to host IFMIF-DONES in Granada. The International Fusion Materials Irradiation facility - DEMO Oriented NEutron Source infrastructure will enable scientists to test materials in an environment of neutron irradiation similar to that of a demonstration fusion reactor. IFMIF-DONES was included in 2018 as a Project in the ESFRI Roadmap 2018.
BSBF2020 will address 10 topics of Big Science as a business area as well as other 5 specific sessions dedicated to: IFMIF-DONES; Research Infrastructures in Horizon Europe; SMEs; and other Affiliated Big Science Organisations. Extensive parallel sessions will focus on Big Science investments worth 38,700 M€ in the coming years in the following areas:
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In the program’s plenary session I, participants have a unique opportunity to get to know the investment potential of Europe’s Big Science market when high level speakers from the ten organising Big Science organisations will present their individual organisations. See the list of prominent speakers in the conference programme.
In plenary session II, participants will get to know the key aspects of engaging in business with Big Science organsiations. In this plenary session all heads of procurement from the 10 co-organising Big Science organisations will gather in a round table to discuss different aspects like procurement rules and regulations, technical and financial requirements, managements of IPRs, etc.
Plenary session III will draw conclusions about BSBF2020. Different representatives will be invited to a round table to express their views about the future of the Big Science market and the role of BSBF to strengthen its potential and future.
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. Our BSBF2020 Procurement Handbook (PDF) provides an easy-to-read introduction to Big Science organisations and their procurement procedures.
Then read why other companies have chosen to sign up. Read their motivation for participation here.
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