Big Science Suppliers Network is a newly formed group of Swedish business companies, providing products and services to global Big Science facilities. The members provide state of the art solutions to mankind’s most cutting edge scientific and technical challenges.
They support businesses in becoming even more engaged partners with Big Science facilities and hence support Sweden’s ambition in being a world leading, highly innovative R&D nation.
Sweden is the world’s most research intensive country, spending some 3,3% of GDP on R&D. Every year the Swedish nation funds both national research and international Big Science research facilities with a total of 4 billion SEK (€ 425 million).
At the latter some of the world’s most complex scientific and technological challenges are being explored, such as creating fusion energy, exploring the universe or understanding matter at the sub-atomic level. This research requires many nations to pull together behind large scale facilities, where top-talent from the global scientific community come together to push the limits of scientific discovery and technology.
Among these facilities are particle physics accelerators CERN (Switzerland), the fusion research facility ITER (France), the materials science facility ESS (Sweden) and the astronomy research facility ESO (Germany). These coming years, the Big Science facilities will together be procuring high-tech equipment worth some 150 billion SEK in total order value.
This is an opportunity for businesses in Sweden to punch even further, prove our globally competitive products, support innovation and jobs being created, and a chance to enhance our knowledge base in the nation as a whole.
Find out more here.