4 November 2020

Big Science Morning – an effective meeting place in the Big Science community

At the latest Big Science Morning, we were given updates on current procurements by Jerome Pierlot, Head of Procurement for Accelerators at CERN, and Luis Ortega, Procurement Officer at ESS. They also took part in discussions about the success factors behind good collaboration between research facilities and high-tech companies.

Luis Ortega, Procurement Officer at ESS, Jerome Pierlot, Head of Procurement for Accelerators at CERN and Anders Unnevik, Head of Procurement and Industrial Services at CERN. (Photos taken at previous events.)

“We need information about the technology development taking place out in the companies,” said Luis Ortega. “This type of regular meeting is important. Continue with them! We make new contacts, and can follow them up with 1-to-1 meetings.”

Jerome Pierlot gave another useful tip. “You’re all encouraged to contact our technical persons at CERN if you have any questions about a specific procurement,” he said.

An ideal way to meet

Anders Unnevik, Head of Procurement and Industrial Services at CERN, was one of the participants. He appreciates the direct contact with companies at Big Science Sweden’s morning meetings.

“This is an ideal way to meet,” he said. “We reach out to companies, and the companies get information directly from us, without needing to spend time on travel. It’s good to be able to meet regularly in this channel.”

Big Science Morning

Did you miss this Big Science Morning? Don’t worry – there will be more! Keep an eye on our Calendar, and get into the habit of connecting up to our Business Corner every Wednesday. This event is an effective half-hour, with news of the latest procurements from the research facilities. You also get the chance to talk with our Business Development Officers and with other suppliers. Join us, strengthen your network, and find ways to generate new business.

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