Particle accelerators, biobanks, telescopes, scientific databases - these are among the "big science" research infrastructure projects that have become an essential feature of the research world. Their scientific value is obvious. But their economic value can also be great: The World Wide Web was born at CERN. Can we quantify this kind of broader, indirect economic or social benefit?
This dinner debate is to gather evidence and views on potential spin-offs from major research infrastructure projects across Europe. The objective: To suggest ways that science policy makers can leverage their investments in these big facilities.
18:30 - Welcome & summary of Science|Business research by Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business
18:40 - Panel: Is Big Science worth it?
- António Correia De Campos, Member of the European Parliament
- Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research and Computing, CERN
- John Womersley, Chair, ESFRI; CEO, UK Science and Technology Facilities Council
- Jonathan Wareham, Vice-Dean, Research, ESADE Business School
- Hannu Seristö, Vice President, Aalto University
- Helmut Dosch, Head, DESY
19:45 - Dinner debate: How to get more value from Research Infrastructure
Moderators: Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business, and John Wood, Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities; EU Co-Chair, Research Data Alliance