Meeting: Big Science meets (Holland) High Tech


2 June 2023
Holland High Tech event Mikrocentrum, Veldhoven (NL)

Meeting: Big Science meets (Holland) High Tech

As a high-tech entrepreneur, are you familiar with Big Science and are you actively considering working with it? Or have you not yet heard of this and are you curious about the opportunities and possibilities Big Science offers for your company? Then this meeting is interesting for you!

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On 2 June next at the Mikrocentrum in Veldhoven, the worlds of high-tech and major technical-scientific challenges will meet. Do you want to know how you can successfully become involved in technically challenging Big Science projects and how you can use them to innovate with your own company? Then sign up.


The day starts at 12 – 13 with a walk-in and lunch. The program consists of the following parts:


13.00: Opportunities within the Big Science domain – Marc Hendrikse (HTSM top team)
1.30: Introduction BigScience.NL – Jan Visser (Nikhef)
13.40: Opportunities within the domain of energy research – Marco de Baar (DIFFER)
14.00: Break

Motivation & approach to do business with Big Science

14.20: Experiences with CERN – Ton Peijnenburg (VDL-ETG)
14.40: Experiences with ESO – Arno van Mourik (Airborne)
15.00: Experiences with F4E & space – Samo Simonian (ATG-Europe)
15.20 - Break

Upcoming projects in science

3.40: Challenges for the Einstein Telescope – Rob van der Meer (Nikhef) & Jorg van der Meij (LIOF)
4 pm: Projects by ESA – Jan Geralt bij de Vaate (SRON)
4.20: Discussion
4.30: Drinks

Industrial Liaison Officers

The Industrial Liaison Officers (ILOs), each from their own institute, form the link between the Dutch High Tech industry and Big Science Organizations to ensure that interesting collaborative projects, tenders and innovation opportunities are made known to interested companies. The ILOs are united in the BigScience.NL network with which they jointly inform companies about opportunities at Big Science organizations and support them in their relationships with these organisations.

Big Science

Big Science organizations are large (inter)national scientific infrastructures where Dutch institutes try to answer their scientific questions in large partnerships. Such organizations are constantly looking for suppliers and partners to improve or expand these infrastructures, procuring or developing a wide variety of equipment.

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