25th October

Eso Industry Day
in Portugal

Opportunities for Industry

25 Oct. Lisboa Pavilhão do Conhecimento

ESO is at the forefront of Astronomy in Europe by building and operating several of the world´s most advanced ground-based telescopes: La Silla – ESO´s first Observatory, the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and others. The ESO Industry Day in Portugal will be a unique opportunity to meet ESO, its Executive and know more in detail about the contracts opportunities of current and future projects with a particular highlight about the construction of the world´s largest optical/near-infrared telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

Welcome to participants

Ana Noronha, Ciência Viva Executive Director • PDF, 445KB

Opening session

João Sentieiro President of Foundation for Science and Technology

Portuguese industrial participation at ESO

Emir Sirage ILO for ESO, Foundation for Science and Technology • PDF, 1.5MB

Introduction to ESO

Rowena Sirey Head of External Relations, ESO • PDF, 1.2MB

ESO Technology Needs

Roberto Tamai Head of Technology Division, ESO • PDF, 4.3MB

Coffee break + networking

Upcoming Opportunities - The E-ELT project

Alistair McPherson E-ELT Project Manager, ESO • PDF, 2.2MB

Instrumentation Programme at ESO

Mark Casali Head of Instrumentation, ESO • PDF, 2.1MB

Securing ESO Contracts - The procurement process

Yves Wesse Head of Contracts and Procurement, ESO • PDF, 809KB

Lunch break

Parallel sessions will start at 14.00. Sessions are divided by technical area. Participants interested in attending the sessions should register in advance by sending an email to the organization.

The objective of the sessions is to allow ESO experts to get acquainted with the capabilities of Portuguese industry and academia, in order that an informal discussion takes place about the technical challenges and opportunities at ESO in the short and medium-term (eg. for the Extremely European Large Telescope “E-ELT”). Participants should be prepared to present themselves orally to ESO experts (3 min. maximum).

Session 1

Engineering and Control

Roberto Tamai Head of Technology Division, ESO

Session 2

Instrumentation

Mark Casali Head of Instrumentation, ESO

Session 3

Civil and mechanical engineering in the E-ELT

Alistair McPherson E-ELT Project Manager, ESO