Big Science Sweden connects Swedish industry with international research organisations
Large-scale research facilities are often known as “Big Science”. Around the world, these facilities contribute to great innovative power, technical development and groundbreaking research.
We are Sweden’s Industrial Liaison Office (ILO), forming the link between Swedish industry, academia, research institutes and Big Science research organisations.
Our Industrial Liaison Officers (ILOs) work together with the rest of the Big Science Sweden team on building Sweden as an attractive Big Science nation. We open doors and find ways for Swedish high-tech companies, universities and research institutes to broaden their contact networks and win more contracts with Big Science facilities.
Our mission is to support Sweden’s engagement in Big Science. We focus on high-tech contributions that drive innovation, and we promote collaboration and generate business opportunities for Sweden.
Doing business with Big Science
Our technical specialists review procurements from the research facilities, working actively and strategically in considering which member companies could be interested in a specific procurement. We then alert the relevant companies, and guide them through the tender procedure and technical specifications.
We publish current and upcoming procurements.
Member companies also have access to training sessions, seminars, conferences, study visits, and participation in large trade fairs. They also become part of an interesting network with other suppliers.
Today, the Big Science Sweden network comprises nearly 250 suppliers and partners
The guide is a practical catalogue for buyers and technical managers at Big Science research facilities.
The Swedish Guide
The Swedish Guide is a catalogue of up-to-date information about Swedish high-tech companies and universities, and what they can offer the demanding Big Science market. Since the first edition in 2019, the guide has been an important channel for large-scale research organisations looking for specialist suppliers from Sweden.
It includes information about our member companies, many of whom already supply products and services to research facilities around the world. The guide also includes descriptions of the contributions that Swedish universities and research institutes make to Big Science.
Academic contributions to Big Science
Scientific questions often demand the latest technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge. Big Science is the domain where scientists and engineers work together, conducting cutting-edge research and building equipment for the research facilities.
We are at the centre of a unique network comprising industry, academia, research institutes, and the Big Science research organisations. Academia often comes into the picture earlier than industry in the process regarding new projects, and our task is to be a mediating link, getting industry involved in preliminary discussions.
Dr. Catarina Sahlberg
Big Science Sweden activities include:
The Big Science Sweden Conference – Researchers, industry and research facilities meet to discuss the latest developments in Big Science, share experiences, make contacts, and find possible business partners.
Aimday Big Science Technology – Research facilities discuss their challenges with scientists at Swedish universities and institutes and representatives from Swedish high-tech companies.
Big Science Technical Seminars – The aim is to strengthen the expertise and skills of supplier companies and their abilities to deliver advanced technology. World-class speakers and experts participate in these workshops.