The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) is the world’s most intense X-ray source located in Grenoble, France. The ESRF has an annual procurement budget in the region of 50M€ and is situated on the same site as the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL). There are many opportunities for UK companies to supply the ESRF with requirements in instrumentation, mechanical engineering, cryogenics, vacuum equipment, optics and electrical engineering among others.
As the UK is one of the 22 partner countries that fund the ESRF, the ESRF tries to assist the UK in achieving a fair return on its’ investment through contracts placed with UK companies. STFC manages the subscription costs for the UK and as part of this the STFC Business Opportunities team act as the Purchasing Adviser for the UK (Purchasing Adviser is equivalent to an Industrial Liaison Officer). The team supports UK companies who are interested in working with the ESRF.
Last updated: 05 February 2019