The initiator and coordinator of BIG SCIENCE HUB is the Wrocław Technology Park, which has been strongly connected to the Big Science market since its inception. WTP experts help Polish companies unleash their potential and discover new business opportunities. The creation of the BIG SCIENCE HUB platform is the next step to show them that the big science market consists of a number of smaller initiatives that are a source of great development opportunities for them.
The BIG SCIENCE HUB platform is co-created by Poland’s ILOs (ie. Industry Liaison Officer) of the largest research centers in Europe – European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, European Spatial Sources (ESS), European Space Agency (ESA), European Southern Observatory (ESO) and Fusion for Energy (F4E and ITER project).
BIG SCIENCE HUB platform was created as part of the project “Modern technologies in Lower Silesia – promotion of the region”. Its objective is to promote Lower Silesia’s economic offer on domestic and international markets, the project received funding under the Regional Operational Program of the Lower Silesian Voivodship 2014-2020 co-financed by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund / European Social Fund.
Its main goals are to increase the level of foreign trade in the SME sector from high-tech industries, improve the visibility and image of Lower Silesia as a place with high potential in the field of modern technologies at the national and international level and support the investment process in the region.
The project’s implementer is the Wroclaw Technology Park, which has many years of experience in supporting Lower Silesian companies in their existence and operations on international markets, especially those related to Big Science. The Big Science market is created through the demand of the largest research centers in the world, such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, the European Space Agency or Fusion for Energy. They are the recipients of the most advanced technologies of the 21st century.
As part of the project, the activities promoting the potential of Lower Silesia have reached both potential investors and regional companies, mainly from the SME sector.