Big Science Business Forum ( is the only international conference dedicated to the Big Science market, which is formed around
the largest research infrastructures in Europe and the world such as CERN, ESA, ESO, ITER, ESS, XFEL or EMBL Innovative companies
and institutions related to various fields of the high-tech sector can cooperate with them, providing various types of products and
services. The first edition of this event took place in 2018 in Copenhagen.It turned out to be a huge success almost 1 000 people took part in it. The next conference will be held in October 2020 in Granada.
As part of BSBF 2020, a Procurement Handbook was published, presenting information on how to start cooperation with Big Science organizations. Each co-organising Big Science Organisation (CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, FAIR, ILL, F4E, SKAO), presents different aspects like procurement rules and regulations, technical and financial requirements, etc., such as: Total procurement budget in the period 2020-2024, Market survey strategy and industrial policy, Industrial database, Procurement portal, Procurement modalities, Procurement process, Funding modalities, Elegibility criteria, Evaluation criteria, IPR policy and rules, Role of Industry Liaison Officers (ILOs), SME Involvement, Technology Transfer Iniciatives.