Sweden’s official Industry Liaison Organisation
Big Science Sweden is Sweden’s official Industry Liaison Organisation, ILO. An important part of the ILO work involves building networks that link Swedish companies with Big Science research facilities.
Big Science Sweden works actively to match Swedish companies with relevant research facilities, in particular matching companies with the specific needs identified by the research facilities themselves. We also provide information about upcoming procurements.
One of the aims of Big Science Sweden is to increase industrial return for Swedish companies. ‘Industrial return’ means that companies receive orders from the facilities that Sweden co-finances to a value that is proportional to Sweden’s funding.
Industrial Liaison Officers and Purchasing Advisors • Support and Contact Points
Anna Hall • ILO: CERN, ESS, MAX IV, FAIR • Purchasing advisor: ESRF, ILL • Contact point: ISIS, DESY, XFEL
Patrik Carlsson • ILO: ITER, ESO, SKA
Fredrik Engelmark • ILO: CERN
Craigh Phillips • Contact point: EISCAT
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.
The Swedish ILOs, Patrik Carlsson, Anna Hall, Fredrik Engelmark and Håkan Nilsson, discussing collaborations between the Swedish company Studsvik and various research facilities.
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.