12 December 2020
Big Science Sweden Award
- Influencer Research Facility: Jerome Pierlot, CERN
- Influencer Industry: Carl Johan Fagerström, Fagerström Industrikonsult
- Influencer University: Anders J Johansson, Lund University
- Influencer Newcomer: Sofia Davidsson, Qtech Group
The Director, Anna Hall, awarded the prizes at the Big Science Sweden Conference 2020.
Jérôme Pierlot, CERN
Big Science Sweden Influencer: Research Facility • By sharing his in-depth knowledge with pedagogical skill, this person also inspires curiosity about the Big Science world. He is always prepared to collaborate with the Big Science ecosystem by giving presentations, educating, and connecting people. Jérôme Pierlot has been a key figure in developing long-term relationships between Swedish industry, academia, and CERN. Thank you, Jérôme!
Receiving the Big Science Sweden Award is a great honour for me and for the team. Over the past three years, the collaboration between CERN and the Big Science Sweden team has strengthened. This has not only facilitated sourcing of new potential suppliers for CERN, but also enhanced existing commitments of Swedish firms engaged in contracts with CERN. I am grateful to the Big Science Sweden team for the excellent working relationship, and for their invaluable work in supporting CERN procurement activities.
Carl Johan Fagerström, Fagerström Industrikonsult
Big Science Sweden Influencer: Industry • With expertise, integrity and a focus on quality and sustainable business, this person is not only an important influencer, but also a leader and a doer, in the Big Science ecosystem. He and his team have a long-term business partnership with ESS, they have taken on important contracts for ESO, and are now looking to contribute their skills and expertise to other facilities. We hope that more Swedish companies will follow Carl Johan Fagerström’s lead in exploring Big Science technology and business. Thank you, Carl Johan!
Nothing in this business is basic or easy, but that’s also one of the main reasons that we are in it - to challenge ourselves and each other every single day. And that is also a reason why I appreciate this award even more, to get a kind of acknowledgement for the work me and my amazing team are doing.
Anders J Johansson, Lund University
Big Science Sweden Influencer: University • University With enthusiasm and determination, this person plays a key role in developing Big Science in Sweden. He and his team have contributed important parts of the accelerator control system for ESS, and he has shown great flexibility and readiness to help solve the problems of others – which is really needed when building complex facilities. With pedagogical skill and patience, Anders Johansson shares his expertise, and has become a champion for EPICS and MicroTCA in Sweden, enabling others in both academia and industry to contribute. Please continue this fine work. Thank you, Anders!
Thank you for this recognition. I hope this is the just the start of making Sweden an even bigger actor in the development and delivery of infrastructure to the big research facilities. One unexpected effect is that more people are asking after my Instagram account now that I am an official influencer.
Sofia Davidsson, Qtech Group AB
Big Science Sweden Influencer: Newcomer • Operating in a company with the courage to acknowledge Big Science as a new market segment, this person has showed great professionalism, enthusiasm, and a determined business focus. She is always ready to take on new challenges and is never afraid of new areas and technical complexity. Her company already supplies some of the research facilities, and is always looking to involve other Småland companies in the local ecosystem of manufacturing SMEs. We hope that more Swedish companies will follow Sofia Davidsson’s lead in exploring Big Science Business. Thank you, Sofia!
Qtech is a small organisation, but one that wants to lead the way, so we are especially pleased about this prize. It shows that we are doing something right, and also that other people are noticing this. In the future, we want to create even more channels and establish contacts who can work together with us as a team - an extended organisation.