UK Research and Innovation – STFC CERN BIC Knowledge Event

***The final date and time for the submission of bids is 29th October at 14:00hrs GMT DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE BUYER – All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal.

UK Research and Innovation – STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (STFC CERN BIC)” that provides funding, business support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small high-tech companies, less than 5 years old to develop technologies relating to high energy physics. The programme is a collaboration between STFC’s Business and Innovations Directorate and CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Department to stimulate business ideas and the creation of start-ups using CERN’s know-how and IP portfolio of technology.


The technical support is drawn from the expertise within CERN and covers a wide range of technologies and application areas, included but not limited to; accelerators, beam and component systems, electronics, ICT, materials, detectors, cooling and ventilation, industrial controls and simulations.

STFC propose to organise a one day event currently titled “CERN Knowledge Exchange Event” in partnership with CERN at its Daresbury Laboratory site near Warrington. The aim is to present the opportunities available through access to CERN technologies and know-how and to explore how this can be applied to the businesses and start up’s in the audience.

We are seeking organisations that have the capacity, capability and expertise to support the delivery of this one day event. They will be required to facilitate part 2 of the event focussed on group discussion. By utilising their expertise in knowledge exchange and IP translation to help businesses identity the technical opportunities, they will help unravel their complex ideas and solve business challenges to create valuable commercial applications.

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This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document

How to Apply

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