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The 3rd HiLumi Industry Day was held in Warrington on the 22nd – 23rd May, organized by CERN in connection with the major CERN project for the next decade, the High Luminosity LHC project (HL-LHC). This event followed the 2nd HiLumi Industry Day held in Lisbon in October 2016. Around 200 leading companies in the fields of superconductivity, cryogenics, power electronics, electrical engineering, mechanics, ultra-high vacuum or radiofrequency met HL-LHC project engineers from CERN as well as the engineers and physicists involved in the HL-LHC-UK project (the UK’s contribution to the project), to explore the technical and commercial challenges emerging from the design and procurement of the LHC upgrade accelerator, and to match them with state-of-the-art industrial solutions.
This initiative is structured as an event connecting CERN with the potential industrial partners facing the High Luminosity LHC specific technical challenges. It aims to foster R&D collaborations and knowledge exchange, preparing the field for the deployment of the European commercial potential.
In the morning, the presentation of the HL-LHC project was followed by several technical presentations that detailed the main technology domains as well as construction and procurement challenges. In the afternoon and on the following morning, CERN to Business and Business to Business meetings on topics relevant to the HL-LHC project were arranged according to participant interests.
Furthermore, a site visit to the Daresbury Laboratory was be hosted by STFC during the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd May. This visit incorporated a networking lunch and presentation about the site.