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ESOF 2020, Trieste

EIROforum participated at the ESOF 2020 and presented its activities in a devoted session "EIROforum science - bringing the future closer", through four remote presentations about: Photon science, Physics at the extremes, Energy for the future and Drug and vaccine discovery and development.

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The panel of 'EIROforum - serving European science' in the Exchange Auditorium at the EuroScience Open Forum at Manchester Central, in Manchester, United Kingdom on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

EIROforum at ESOF 2016 – Looking back

EIROforum is a network of eight European Intergovernmental Research Organisations (EIROs) set up to support European science in reaching its full potential. The disciplines covered range from particle physics, space science and biology to fusion research, astronomy, neutron and photon sciences. The organisations included in EIROforum are: CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, EUROfusion, European XFEL and ILL. By combining facilities and resources, EIROforum exceeds the research potential of the individual organisations, achieving
world-class scientific and technological excellence in interdisciplinary fields. EIROforum works closely with industry to foster innovation and to stimulate the transfer of technology.

At the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), EIROforum was present to showcase the science, technology, business, career and cooperation opportunities that come from pooling together resources from large European research organisations.

EIROforum was delighted to attend ESOF, which represents a key European event for science and innovation. ESOF is the ideal venue for us to demonstrate how our organisations have a positive impact on society.

In the “Big, small and fast nature” science session, our experts discussed how we use the EIROforum research infrastructures to work towards an understanding of nature and the Universe, when revealed at their largest, smallest and fastest scales.

Beyond the fundamental science, this year’s themes of Healthcare, Sustainability and Materials were particularly relevant to us and were showcased with examples at our stand, which was organised by our dedicated working group on Innovation Management. The stand focused on the many technologies, spin-offs and industry opportunities that our organisations are involved in. Our knowledge and technology transfer activities extend beyond these themes in a broad range of domains. These technologies were presented at exhibition hall events on Healthcare, Improving Society, and Business Opportunities, as well as a session on “Creating Local Business Value from European Big Science Facilities”.

EIROforum is built on the scientific and technological capital of our research organisations, which is only possible thanks to the qualified international human capital that contributes to it. In order to encourage and nurture the next generation of professionals, EIROforum is dedicated to promoting its activities and our Human Resources session at ESOF explained how others can take part.

ESOF attracts leaders in industry, research, technology, science, journalism and policy. This is exactly the right mix that accelerates the innovation process which benefits all of society. The large number of ESOF participants, and the broad range of their backgrounds gives us access to an invaluable network of thinkers dedicated to innovation.

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ESOF 2016, Manchester

Meet EIROforum at ESOF 2016

The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. Each conference aims to deliver stimulating content and lively debate around the latest advancements and discoveries in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Now in its seventh iteration, ESOF attracts thousands of delegates to the host city during the week of the conference, which, in 2016, will be held between 23 and 27 July in Manchester. ESOF is one of the best opportunities for everyone from leading scientists, early careers researchers, business people, policy makers, science and technology communicators to the general public to come together to find out more about how science is helping us advance today.

EIROforum sessions and hub at ESOF 2016

In the programme

Discuss how the EIROforum organisations help European science reach its full potential with some of our Directors in our keynote session:

  • Tuesday 26 July 12:50 – 2:05 pm – EIROforum – Serving European Science

Meet EIROforum scientists at our Science at the Frontiers session:

  • Wednesday 27 July 12:50 – 3:20pm – Big, small and fast nature

Find out about how the EIROforum organisations stimulate local business at our Science to Business session:

  • Wednesday 27 July 10:00 – 11:15 am – Creating local business value from European big science facilities

In the exhibition hall

Come and find out about our frontier science and world-changing innovation at the EIROforum hub in the exhibition hall and don’t miss our EIROforum hub events:

  • Monday 25 July 1:00 – 1:30 pm at Science Central – EIROforum and healthy Populations: from the Higgs to Cancer Therapy
  • Monday 25 July 3:00 – 3:30 pm at Challenge Central – Working at the EIROforum organisations
  • Tuesday 26 July 2:30 – 3:00 pm at Challenge Central – EIROforum organisations improving society
  • Wednesday 27 July 2:30 – 3:00 pm at Challenge Central – Business opportunities with the EIROforum organisations

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Visitors at the EIROforum stand

ESOF 2010, Turin

EFDA leader Prof Romanelli speaking at ESOF 2010
EFDA leader Prof Romanelli speaking at ESOF 2010

Over 4,300 participants with more than 400 journalists from all around the world gathered in Turin from 2 to 7 July 2010 to celebrate the motto of ESOF 2010 ‘A passion for science’. EIROforum presented its activities at a spacious exhibition stand including the ever popular Science in School journal and a special ESOF 2010 edition.

The Chair of EIROforum and current EFDA leader, Prof. Francesco Romanelli, welcomed 100 guests during a lunch reception pointing out the importance of fundamental research and the continuous operation of large-scale research infrastructures for Europe’s knowledge-based society.