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Lord Sainsbury to speak on the impact of Big Physics on Industry and launch IT mission report

Qi3 is pleased to announce that Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science and Innovation, has agreed to give a keynote speech at the “Technology Opportunities from CERN: The Impact of Big Physics on Industry” meeting which is being held at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster on the 16th September 2004.

Lord Sainsbury, part of the DTI Ministerial Team, will address the relationship CERN (the European Particle Physics Laboratory) has with UK Industry 50 years on from its creation.

Nathan Hill of Qi3 said “The participation of Lord Sainsbury in this event reinforces the UK’s commitment to CERN, and the importance of the technology transfer opportunities available at CERN for UK industry. Qi3 stands at the intersection of hot technologies and new markets for our corporate and public sector clients. I’m delighted that, in this fiftieth anniversary of CERN’s foundation, UK companies can have this chance to explore the technologies on offer.”

Qi3 is coordinating this event on behalf of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), as part of ongoing work to increase the level of collaborations between CERN and UK industry and academia. PPARC, CERN, the Office of Science and Technology, the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), the British Consulate in Geneva, and UK Trade and Investment are all supporting this event.

Qi3 has built a reputation for organising such prestigious events; as well as for effective technology translation between public and private sectors, spinout creation and licensing, and sales and marketing for high-tech corporations.

Other keynote speakers at this event include; Maximilian Metzger, Secretary General of CERN, Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Director of Fusion at UKAEA and former Director General of CERN and Juan Antonio Rubio, Director General of CIEMAT.

Technology advances are happening at CERN that have only been possible as a result of its scale and multinational membership. As a founding member of CERN it is important that the UK benefits from these advances. This event will give UK industry the opportunity to sell to CERN, partner with CERN and learn about CERN’s pivotal role in a range of technologies.

Further details about this event can be found at: http://www.pparc.ac.uk/in/cern50.asp

If you would like to attend this event please complete the online registration form that can be found at: www.qi3.co.uk/cern50

This meeting will also include the launch of a report on the DTI GlobalWatch Mission to CERN in Distributed Applications that took place in June. The mission included delegates from some of the UK’s leading IT, telecommunications, engineering, and bioinformatics organisations. Further information on this mission can be found at: http://www.qi3.co.uk/article.asp?NewsID=1028811743

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