The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is one of the world’s premier neutron scattering facilities based in Grenoble, France. The ILL is a reactor-based facility, spending in the region of 50M€ annually on procurement. There are many opportunities for UK companies to supply the ILL with requirements in instrumentation, mechanical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering among many others.
As the UK is an Associate of the ILL and a major contributor, the ILL 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 ILL.