Big Science Industry Liaison Office (ILO)
An easy way for high tech companies, in different countries, to approach the Big Science market is via Big Science Industry Liaison Officers. These ILO:s are available in many countries and work with communicating the calls and procurement procedures on behalf of the Big Science organisations based on countries membership.
We are Sweden’s official Big Science Industry Liaison Office (ILO), meaning we have the national responsibility for facilitating contacts and business between Swedish companies and the European research facilities that Sweden is involved in funding, and as a member.
We support Swedish companies aiming to become suppliers to large-scale research facilities, such as ESS, MAX IV, CERN, ESO, FAIR and ITER.
One of the aims of Big Science Sweden is to increase industrial return for Swedish companies. Industrial return is the total value of the orders Swedish companies receive from the facilities that Sweden co-finances, in relation to Sweden’s total funding. Today Swedish companies are under-represented as suppliers to research facilities. At the same time, Sweden is investing large amounts in research facilities, both at home and abroad. There are great opportunities for Swedish companies in this area.
Industrial Liaison Officers and Support and Contact Points
The Swedish ILOs, Patrik Carlsson, Anna Hall, Fredrik Engelmark and Håkan Nilsson, discussing collaborations between the Swedish company Studsvik and various research facilities.
Big Science Sweden represents Sweden as the official Industrial Liaison Organisation and Purchasing Advisors at the research facilities co-financed by Sweden. International collaboration is firmly established through the pan-European network of ILOs.
PERIIA - a pan-European network for ILOs at various research facilities in Europe. Big Science Sweden is represented on the Board of Directors.
ENRIITC is an EU project aimed at establishing best practice for industrial relationships with research facilities. Big Science Sweden is involved, together with ESS, ESRF and European ILO organisations. The project concerns both use of the facilities and tech transfer.