26-28 February 2018, the first Big Science Business Forum (BSBF2018) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. BSBF2018 was the first one-stop-shop for European businesses and other stakeholders to learn about future investments and procurements of EUR 12 billion from Europe’s Big Science organisations.

Based on the success of BSBF2018, the Big Science organisations of BSBF (CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, F4E and ILL) have now decided to call for bids from interested parties to become the host of Big Science Business Forum 2020 (BSBF2020) to be held in the first half of 2020.

26-28 February 2018, the first Big Science Business Forum (BSBF2018) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. BSBF2018 was the first one-stop-shop for European businesses and other stakeholders to learn about future investments and procurements of EUR 12 billion from Europe’s Big Science organisations. In total more than 1000 people participated from over 500 businesses and organisations representing 29 countries. Of these over 200 were involved as exhibitors. BSBF2018 had 120 speakers and presentations and a broad media penetration with 38 journalist and media representatives.

Eligibility: Countries, regions or cities; or local, regional or national consortia in Europe are invited to submit bids to become host.

Deadline: Bids should be send with the heading “Bid to host BSBF2020” to bsbf2018@ufm.dk no later than 29. August 2018 at 12:00 CET.

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