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.

Science and industry explore opportunities at first Dutch fusion day

On Friday 3 May 2024, the first edition of the Dutch Fusion Day will take place in Eindhoven. A brand new event, organized by DIFFER, EIRES (TU/e) and ILO-net.

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33rd Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT)

Dit symposium ( richt zich volledig op de fusie wereld, met presentaties en de aanwezigheid van ingenieurs, wetenschappers en industriële vertegenwoordigers alsmede een industriële beurs.

Locatie: Dublin, Ireland 

Big Science Business Forum (BSBF)

Deze bijeenkomst ( ) vindt iedere twee jaar plaats en is de gelegenheid om in een tweetal dagen volledig op de hoogte te komen over welke geplande investeringen bij de negen grote en nog een aantal kleinere Big Science organisaties gepland zijn, die zouden kunnen passen bij de competenties van uw bedrijf.

Locatie: Trieste, Italië

ITER Business Forum

The ITER Business Forum (IBF) event gives participants the opportunity to learn about ITER calls, meet each other and initiate new partnerships.

Locatie: Marseille, Frankrijk

More events

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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The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility