Big Science Sweden connects Swedish industry with international research organisations

We are Sweden’s Industrial Liaison Office (ILO), forming the link between Swedish industry, academia, research institutes and Big Science research organisations.

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 Industrial Liaison Officers (ILOs) work together with the rest of the Big Science Sweden team on building Sweden as an attractive Big Science nation.

A company aiming to join our network must already supply products or services to research facilities or sectors with correspondingly high levels of technical specifications, such as aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear, robotics, or medtech. 

Member companies 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

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.

Business Corner

Every other Wednesday, we have an online meeting, Business Corner,.

Our technical experts share any new information about current procurements from the research facilities – an easy and convenient way to keep up to date with the latest developments, and to check technical specifications and deadlines for submitting tenders. 

<p>The guide is a practical catalogue for buyers and technical managers at Big Science research facilities.</p>

The guide is a practical catalogue for buyers and technical managers at Big Science research facilities.

The Swedish Guide

The Swedish Guide provides up-to-date information about Swedish high-tech companies, research institutes, and universities, and what they can offer the Big Science market in terms of products and services.

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
Programme Director


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 Technology Workshops – 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.

More information

If you require any further information, feel free to contact me.

Cajsa Fredlund

Communication Manager

+46 705 09 29 32