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Events for science, engineering and technology businesses.

NETPark Breakfast Networking Event February 2017

NETPark Breakfast Networking Event February 2017

Start Date

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 08:00

End Date

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:00


NETPark Incubator, Sedgefield

NETPark Net's monthly breakfasts are informal, informative, networking opportunities designed to help you engage in our network of Science, Engineering and Technology companies. 


Business Opportunities at CERN and other Major International Research Facilities

Ever wondered how great it will be to get involved with major projects such as the Large Hadron Collider or SKA – the world’s largest radio telescope? The opportunities are more varied than you might think.

Our two guest speakers will help you explore commercial opportunities available to UK companies at prestigious international research facilities around the world such as CERN, ESO, ESRF, ILL, ESS and SKA.

Below are some of the sectors that are relevant to opportunities:

• Electronics and electrical engineering

• Civil engineering and buildings

• Instrumentation (including accelerators, vacuum, cryogenics and detector technologies)

• Mechanical Structures and Materials

• Computing and information technologies

All current and upcoming opportunities over 200KCHF at CERN are listed here, but there are smaller opportunities also available across the different sites. You can view case studies of some of successful contracts from the past here.


Dr Julie Bellingham, Head of Business Opportunities for International Facilities (Science and Technology Facilities Council – STFC)

Julie leads the tender opportunities team to represent the interests of UK industry at international facilities funded by STFC, including CERN, ESRF, ILL, ESS and SKA.

The team promotes tender opportunities to UK industry and service providers, helps buyers and companies form relationships and helps companies to understand the processes of intergovernmental organisations like CERN.

Julie also sits on committees at the facilities, working with the facility management and other member state representatives to ensure the procedures for procurement are fair and transparent.

Paul Rowe, Managing Director, Wessington Cryogenics

Wessington Cryogenics is a local company that has successfully benefited from opportunities and built a business relationship with CERN. Paul will be sharing his experiences supplying CERN over the years. 

A FEW PLACES ADDED BUT NOW ONLY AVAILABLE TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING BUSINESSES. For more information, please contact Elaine at elaine.scott@durham.gov.uk or 03000 256 505. 

Non-affinity members: please email innovation@uknetpark.net to attend as a guest.

 Book your place HERE



What Our Members Say

  • I have been to a couple of the Breakfast Networking events. The speakers have been excellent and one in particular has led to us working with them on a commercial basis. It's often the discussions that develop that generate interesting ideas and leads in directions you wouldn't have normally considered. NETPark Net FeedbackMoira HopkinsPolyphotonix
  • NETPark Net has been a very valuable network to be a part of as a relatively new business in the region.  The support and interactions with staff have been useful in finding potential partners and customers that will help to develop business growth and innovation. NETPark Net FeedbackCraig RoseSeaweed & Co
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