The Scientific Unit for Business Innovation (in Spanish, UCIE) of the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), a joint center of CSIC and the Universitat de València, has recently attended the Big Science Business Forum (BSBF) 2022. The BSBF is an international congress that brings together the main players in cutting-edge science, mainly in the fields of high-energy physics, astronomy and energy. The aim of this congress is to be a meeting point between research institutions and industry.
UCIE agents Ana Isabel Delgado and César Senra have participated in this meeting with the aim of disseminating IFIC’s activity and capabilities among the different organizations and companies that attended the event, in order to identify synergies and promote possible collaboration and transfer agreements. During the course of the event, the agents had the opportunity to hold B2B meetings with company representatives and with the heads of some of the most important infrastructure projects of the moment in our country, who showed great interest in the work of the Institute.
After the success of the first edition in Copenhagen, Granada was the city chosen to host the second edition of this important congress, gathering around 1,200 participants and more than 120 companies from different countries to discuss the future prospects of the Big Science market.
The event was organized by the CDTI and the Ministry of Science and Innovation with the collaboration of CIEMAT, national and international technical coordinator of the IFMIF-DONES project, an infrastructure for the study of the materials that will form part of the new fusion energy generation systems. This project also counts with the participation of the Granada City Council, where it will be located, the UGR, On Granada, ICEX Spain Export and Investment, the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, the Granada Provincial Council and the Andalusian Regional Government.