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Doing Business with Big Science Roadshow - Belfast


Thursday, 12 April 2012 from 12:30 to 15:30 (BST)

Doing Business with Big Science Roadshow - Belfast

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Opportunities for UK Engineering Companies


Belfast, Northern Ireland -  12th April 2012

Registrations are now open for the Belfast leg of the “Doing Business with Big Science Roadshow” organised by STFC and the Electronics, Sensors, Photonics KTN. These events are designed to support greater engagement between UK engineering companies and large international European research institutions.

STFC is at the heart of UK big science with large facilities such as ISIS and the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. It is also a conduit for UK companies to engage with pan-European institutions such as CERN.

This event, along with two others in Cardiff and Edinburgh will highlight some of the current procurement needs of CERN and other large international science facilities. It is a great opportunity to connect with managers looking to engage more closely with UK engineering firms across a wide range of sectors, including the following:

  • IT Services and Communication Systems
  • Mechnical Design and Build
  • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  • Vacuum and Low Temperature Technologies
  • Optics and Sensors

With an annual procurement budget of £187 million CERN like many other large European research facilities has requirements in a wide range of engineering, science and technology fields. The benefits for delegates attending this meeting are:

  • Learn about opportunities for UK engineering companies to win contracts with large European research facilities
  • Hear from UK companies that have benefitted from collaborations with larger research facilities
  • Understand current procurement procedures for large research organisations
  • Network with key STFC managers actively seeking UK contractors
  • Find out about active major European science programmes

Event Programme

12:30 – 13:30    Buffet Lunch & Networking

13:30 – 13:40    Welcome; Dr. Amir Mirza, Technology Translator, On Behalf of the ESP KTN      

13:40 – 14:00    STFC and Large Research Institutes; Penny Woodman, Head of External Programmes; STFC

14:00 – 14:20    Doing Business with STFC and its International Partners; Jihan Farzana, International Business Opportunities Officer; STFC

14:20 - 14.40     Understanding Procurement Processes at CERN; Alan Silverman, UK Industrial Liaison Officer based at CERN; STFC

14:40 – 14:55    Case Study - A Company Perspective of Working with CERN; David Allen, Director; Elite Electronic Systems Ltd                                                                                                       

14:55 – 15:15    Panel Discussion - Working with Large Research Institutions; Chair: Dr. Amir Mirza; On Behalf of the ESP KTN

15:15 – 15:20    Wrap-Up; Dr. Amir Mirza; On Behalf of the ESP KTN

15:20 – 15:45    Coffee & Networking

We look forward to seeing you at the Spring 2012 “Doing Business with Big Science Roadshow”.

For further information or questions about these events, please contact:
Dr. Amir R. Mirza
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 422 404

Do you have questions about Doing Business with Big Science Roadshow - Belfast? Contact ESP KTN

When & Where

Ramada Shaws Bridge Belfast

BT8 7XP Belfast
United Kingdom

Thursday, 12 April 2012 from 12:30 to 15:30 (BST)

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Dr Amir R. Mirza or Indre Peciunaityte

Electronics, Sensors, Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network

Tel: +44 (0)1223 422404


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