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The monthly Innovation Breakfast Talk networking sessions are informal, informative, networking opportunities designed to help Science, Engineering and Technology companies network with each other. These are sometimes held at NETPark, and other times on the location of hosting companies.

Business Opportunities at CERN and other Major International Research Facilities

Ever wondered how great it will be to get involved with major projects such as the Large Hadron Collider or SKA – the world’s largest radio telescope? The opportunities are more varied than you might think.

Our two guest speakers will help you explore commercial opportunities available to UK companies at prestigious international research facilities around the world such as CERN, ESO, ESRF, ILL, ESS and SKA.

Examples of sectors where these opportunities apply:
• Electronics and electrical engineering
• Civil engineering and buildings
• Instrumentation (including accelerators,vacuum, cryogenics and detector technologies)
• Mechanical Structures and Materials
• Computing and information technologies, and many more

Speakers:     

Allanah Bayliss, Business Opportunities Specialist, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Allanah is a Business Opportunities Specialist in the STFC Business Opportunities team and is the UK Industrial Liaison Officer for CERN and ESRF. The team work to increase the return that the UK gets from tenders and contracts at the international science facilities funded by STFC on behalf of the UK. We provide free assistance to UK companies working in a diverse range of sectors and help businesses access opportunities at these facilities.

Paul Rowe, Managing Director, Wessington Cryogenics

Wessington Cryogenics is a local company that has successfully benefited from opportunities and built a business relationship with CERN. Paul will be sharing his experiences supplying CERN over the years.

For more information about the event, please contact elaine.scott@durham.gov.uk – 03000 261261.