Big Science

Big Science means groundbreaking fundamental research that is carried out in large international collaborations. This research requires expensive and technologically advanced research infrastructures.

This website is a portal to show the opportunities for Dutch industry to participate in Big Science, through collaborations with scientific institutes or to respond on tenders of the Big Science Facilities.

Christening of new Research Vessel Wim Wolff

Today at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)…

Published: “Big Science in the 21st Century, Economic and societal impacts”

Very recently the book entitled: “Big Science in the 21st Century, Economic and societal impacts” was published. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the impact that Big Science has on our society and the important benefits that Big Science provides for society.


IPAC23 The 14th International Particle Accelerator Conference May 2023

IPAC’23 at the Lido in Venice, was a well-attended event.

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The ILO-net issues a company brochure at the occasion of new events. As an example shown here is the brochure that was issued for the Dutch Precision Fair 2022.

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Get involved

You can register your company; you will then be put in contact with the ILO-net who can provide you with information about relevant Calls for Tender. You will also receive regular invitations to Big Science events. You can also register here for a page in the ILO-net company brochure.

Research organisations

A few research organisations are highlighted below.
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RV Pelagia



CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research