Swedish Big Science Forum 2024

31 Jan – 1 Feb 2024 | Lund, Sweden

Tuesday, 30 January 2024

12:00 - 18:00

Site visit to MAX IV & ESS – Fully booked

In-person

This a unique opportunity to get behind closed doors and see for yourself the two major Big Science research facilities in Lund, MAX IV and ESS.

13:00 - 18:00

Site visit to ESS – Fully booked

In-person

This a unique opportunity to come inside closed doors and see the big research facility in Lund, ESS with your own eyes.

Wednesday, 31 January 2024

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

In-person
Stadshallen

Registration and morning coffee. Welcome to a day of meetings, new knowledge, and inspiration.

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome remarks

In-person
Konsertsalen

The Forum kicks off with an introductory address by the Director General of Vinnova, Darja Isaksson. 

1 speaker

09:15 - 10:40

What is in the pipeline?

In-person
Konsertsalen

Big Science research organisations give an update on their current status and future plans. ▶

8 speakers

10:30 - 11:00

Swedish fika

In-person
Lounge area

Swedish fika – refreshments with opportunities for informal networking and 1-to-1 meetings.

11:00 - 11:55

Success stories – How Swedish companies win orders

In-person
Konsertsalen

Specialist expertise, a deliberate strategy, persistence, and key contacts. These are just some of the success factors behind our member companies winning orders from Big Science research facilities. Listen to these interesting cases and ask questions. ▶

5 speakers

11:55 - 12:00

Big Science Business Forum 2024

In-person
Konsertsalen

In 2024, Italy will be hosting the third Big Science Business Forum in the city of Trieste, following on from the success of previous events in Copenhagen and Granada.

1 speaker

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch with networking opportunities.

In-person
Lounge area

Opportunity for one-to-one meetings.

Meeting block

12:00 - 13:15

MeetingsIn-person

Room Britta HolmströmRoom Görvel SparreMeeting point, located in the coffee and mingle areaRoom Danssalen

15 minute time slots

12:15 - 13:00

Open lunch event: Where are all the women in Big Science?

In-person
Botulfshörnan

Where are all the women? Why is the situation like it is? What can help bring about change? What do academia, the research facilities, and industry have to say on the matter? What can we as individuals do? ▶

3 speakers

13:30 - 14:15

Electronics

In-person
Konsertsalen
Session 1

What is happening in the electronics field at ESS and MAX IV? Hear more about current status, identified challenges and needs, required competencies and capabilities of suppliers, and upcoming procurements. ▶

3 speakers

Energy storage and heat recovery in large-scale research facilities

In-person
Hilma Borelius
Session 1

How ESS and MAX IV manage issues relating to their large energy consumption – an issue relevant to both research facilities and industry. ▶

2 speakers

Remote handling and robotics

In-person
Amfi
Session 1

CERN, FAIR and ESS will be describing their upcoming projects in remote handling and robotics, the challenges they are facing, and their needs. ▶

3 speakers

Meeting block

13:30 - 18:00

MeetingsIn-person

Room Britta HolmströmRoom Görvel SparreMeeting point, located in the coffee and mingle areaRoom Danssalen

15 minute time slots

14:15 - 14:45

Swedish fika

In-person
Lounge area

Swedish fika – refreshments and networking.

14:45 - 15:30

Knowledge Transfer – Big Science as motor

In-person
Konsertsalen
Session 2

Big Science facilities’ technological and human capital can have a positive impact on Swedish industry, academy and society. ▶

4 speakers

Materials and advanced manufacturing

In-person
Amfi
Session 2

Get the latest updates on materials and advanced manufacturing at FAIR, CERN and Fusion for Energy. We will discuss current status, challenges, required competencies and capabilities of suppliers, and upcoming procurements. ▶

2 speakers

Power and RF systems

In-person
Hilma Borelius
Session 2

In this session you will get the latest updates on Power and RF systems at SKAO, FAIR, and CERN. We will discuss current status, challenges, required competencies and capabilities of suppliers, and upcoming procurements. ▶

4 speakers

15:30 - 16:00

Swedish fika

In-person
Lounge area

Swedish fika – refreshments and networking.

16:00 - 16:45

Experiences from research facilities strengthen Swedish industry

In-person
Konsertsalen
Session 3

Swedes who have worked at the international research organisations bring home a wealth of new experience and knowledge. Can their experiences be a solution to the skills shortage in Swedish industry? Can this help Swedish industry generate new business? ▶

3 speakers

Frequency and time synchronisation

In-person
Hilma Borelius
Session 3

The current status and future needs and challenges relating to synchronisation of time and frequency at international research facilities. Synchronisation of systems is crucial to ensuring reliability of measurements. ▶

3 speakers

Vacuum and cryogenics

In-person
Amfi
Session 3

What is the latest news in the field of vacuum and cryogenics? Research facilities report on their upcoming challenges and needs. Cleanliness, density, materials, and processes are some of the key features we will be discussing. ▶

3 speakers

16:45 - 18:00

1-to-1 matchmaking meetings

In-person
Lounge area

19:00 - 23:00

Evening Dinner

In-person
Grand Hotel

Welcome to the magnificent Grand Hotel, Bantorget 1 in Lund, for dinner and the awards ceremony, along with further opportunities to build relationships.

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