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Winning Business from International Big Science Facilities

21 June | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

21st June, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, WA4 4AD
9:30am – 1:30pm (registration open from 8:30am and pre-booked appointments / tours will take place from 1:30 – 3:30)
Registration close date 16th June 2022
Event Co-ordinator: George Bayes Email – events@tradenw.org

This event is predominantly aimed at North West SMEs currently supplying cutting edge, UK-origin products/services to the nuclear, automotive, space/aerospace, other science or advanced manufacturing / engineering sectors who could take advantage of or adapt sales of their products/service to meet the needs of International Big Science Facilities.

Big Science refers to large-scale scientific research facilities intended to provide solutions to some of the world’s most challenging questions. The UK government contributes funds to a number of international Big Science facilities (CERN, ESO, ILL, ESRF, ESS, FAIR, SKAO, European XFEL). Their total annual procurement budget is valued at ca. £500M, providing diverse opportunities for thousands of suppliers across hundreds of industries. Requirements range from off-the-shelf goods, to services, to highly innovative precision engineered products.

Join DIT NW and the STFC Business Opportunities Team at the internationally-recognised Daresbury Laboratory where you will:
• Learn about the eight international science facilities and what they do
• Hear from the STFC UK Industrial Liaison Officers for the facilities about procurement, example tenders and tips for bidding
• Listen to local business experiences of engagement, bidding for and winning contracts at these international facilities
• Understand the support available to NW businesses from DIT and the STFC Business Opportunities Team to assist your own successful pursuit of relevant sales opportunities to international science facilities

In the afternoon there will be an opportunity for a limited number of delegates to take part in:

• 15 minute 1-2-1 appointments with the UK Industrial Liaison Officers and DIT*
• Tour of Daresbury Laboratory*
*Please pre-book appointments via registration form


21 June
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


STFC Daresbury Laboratory
Keckwick Ln, Halton, Daresbury
Warrington, WA4 4AD United Kingdom
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01925 603000

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