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april, 2023

26apr9:00 am3:00 pmMeet the Buyer: CERN

Event Details

We would like to invite you to join the Meet the Buyer event with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Edinburgh on 26 April from 9.00 – 15.00. The event is hosted by Scottish Development International (SDI), the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Department for Business and Trade (DBT).

A series of short presentations will provide an overview of CERN’s purchasing approach as well as the support they provide to potential suppliers. You will also have the chance to hear from a Scottish business that is already supplying to CERN to understand the application process. Following these presentations, you can attend a one-to-one meetings with a member of the CERN team.

The event would be of particular interest to you if you focus on any of the themes listed below:

  • Power suppliers
  • Cables
  • Batteries
  • PCB Manufacturers
  • Magnets
  • Electronic manufacturers
  • Space solutions (upstream)
  • Photonic Companies

Please note: Any opportunities expected to cost more than 200K CHF are pre-advertised on CERN’s ‘Forthcoming Opportunities’ webpage.


  • 09:00   Registration
  • 09:20   Welcome and Introduction
  • 09:30   CERN overview
  • 09:45   STFC overview
  • 10:10   CERN Purchasing
  • 10:30   UK export finance facilities to assist Scottish business (UKEF)
  • 10:50   Coffee break
  • 11:10   Case study
  • 11:40   DBT / SDI overview
  • 12:00   Case study BIOS – selling PC servers into CERN
  • 12:30   Lunch
  • 13:00   One-to-one meetings with CERN
  • 15:00   End

Click ‘Learn More’ below to register.


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm BST


Lister and Learning Centre, The University of Edinburgh

4th floor, room 4.3, 5 Roxburgh Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9SU


Department for Business and Trade (DBT) Scotland

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