Big Science organisations are large international research centres. They include the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), European Space Agency (ESA), Fusion for Energy (F4E), European Southern Observatory (ESO), European Spallation Source (ESS). All of them carry out large scientific experiments (e.g. in the field of energy, space exploration) for the benefit of the societies of Europe and the world. All of them also need various suppliers – manufacturers of specialized equipment and technologies, providers of advanced services.
The promotion of Polish companies towards these institutions is dealt with on the Polish market by, among others, Wrocław Technology Park. We are pleased that EXSO belongs to the group of companies regularly invited by the WPT to meetings with representatives of Big Science and seminars in this area. This means that the potential of our company to implement the projects coming from the centres of Great Science has been recognized.
Our business card appeared on the Big Science HUB platform (check us out) – a place presenting Polish companies of high technology ready to cooperate with the units of Great Science. We also encourage other companies to take advantage of this opportunity to present themselves on this prestigious market.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN is one of the largest research and development institutions in the world. It associates 22 countries, including Poland. The area of its research is the structure of the universe, including particle physics or basic elements of matter. The most famous object at CERN is the Large Hadron Collider.
European Space Agency, ESA is an international organisation whose aim is to study and explore space. Its main areas of activity are manned and unmanned flights, Earth observation, satellite navigation and telecommunications, and launchers. ESA associates 22 countries, including Poland.
Fusion for Energy, F4E is responsible for managing the European Union contribution to the ITER project, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. Poland together with the European Union and Switzerland belong to this international project. The aim of this cooperation is to finance projects leading to the construction of technical components for fusion reactors.
The European Southern Observatory, ESO, aims to support and organise cooperation in research on astronomy and astrophysics. It builds and manages ground-based equipment for astronomical research. ESO observatories are located in Chile. Poland together with 15 other countries is a member of this organization.
The European Spallation Source, ESS, is a centre being built in Sweden, where the world’s strongest impulse source of neutrons for the study of matter will be located. This will enable experiments in particle physics, new energy sources, medicine, pharmacology and biochemistry. Poland is also among the 17 Member States.