Polish Space Industy Association invites you to take part in BSBF2020, worth 38.400 million euros in future big science investments and procurements.

Further to the success of the 2018 edition in Denmark, the Spanish call in Granada expects participation in excess of 1,500.

From the 6th through the 9th of October 2020, Granada (Spain) will be the venue of the second edition of the Big Science Business Forum, the single one-stop shop for European companies and other stakeholders to learn about Europe’s Big Science organisations’ future investments and procurements worth 38,400 million of euros for the forthcoming years in the following areas:


  • Basic material technologies and advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Complex building construction and its safety related systems
  • Cryogenics, vacuum and leak detection technologies technologies
  • Diagnostics and detectors, sensors, optics and instruments
  • Electrical, power electronics, electromechanical and RF systems
  • High precision and large mechanical components
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Instrumentation, control and CODAC
  • Remote handling systems
  • Superconductivity and superconducting magnets


Hosted and developed by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the biennial BSBF event is promoted by an international committee of big science organisations (CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, FAIR, F4E, ILL and SKA) and ILOs (PERIIA, BigScience.dk and BigScience.nl) engaged with offering companies and stakeholders the chance to:

  • Learn about business opportunities in the coming years within a wide range of business areas.
  • Meet representatives from Europe’s Big Science organisations and their key suppliers.
  • Showcase their expertise and potential for the Big Science market by participating in the open exhibition area.
  • Get insight into procurement rules, IPRs, technology transfer proposals, SME opportunities and how businesses can interplay with the Big Science market.


Up to 1,500 participants are expected to participate, mainly from European businesses and organisations planning to engage on the Big Science market. Delegates expected are CEO’s, Heads of R&D, Head of Procurements, Business Developers and other staff involved in sales and collaboration with research infrastructures and high tech industry. The BSBF2020 event will provide them with the opportunity to:

  • Attend plenary sessions with presentations by the abovementioned Big Science organisations and a roundtable to discuss Big Science as a market place.
  • Attend parallel sessions with focus on Big Science investments in the coming years: opportunities within 15 technological business areas and cross-cutting topics.
  • Arrange one-to-one Meetings (B2B and B2C) allowing Big Science organisations, prime contractors and sub-suppliers to meet.
  • Showcase services and products as an exhibitor side by side with Europe’s largest Big Science infrastructures in the Exhibition area.
  • As an European small and medium enterprises, take a place in the forefront at the SME Track as key stakeholders for business opportunities with European Big Science organisations in the coming years.
  • Participate in the Technology Transfer Track, supported by a special technology transfer programme of meetings and posters, open for participation to research organisations and industry.


The website of the BSBF2020 event is online at www.bsbf2020.org and open for registration of participants, media, sponsors and exhibitors.

Media representatives and science-related journalists in active are welcome. Please register at www.bsbf2020.org and upload a professional journalist accreditation or press card for validation. For media enquiries, please contact bsbf2020@cdti.es.

BSBF2020 online


Twitter and Linkedin: @bsbf2020


Organised by the partnership of (alphabetically):

  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • European Southern Observatory (ESO)
  • The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
  • European Spallation Source (ESS)
  • European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL)
  • Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe (FAIR)
  • Fusion for Energy (F4E)
  • Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
  • Square Kilometre Array (SKA)