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Industry Group

The CBG Industry Group – Leader Dr. Mario Kadastik (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics).

This workgroup aims to boost relationship between CERN, the member institutions of the CBG and the relevant industries in the Baltic countries.

As a country becomes an associate or a full member of CERN, an Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) post is created in each of these countries. The ILO is tasked with igniting and fostering connections between CERN and the businesses representing relevant-to-CERN industries in their respective country. As Lithuania and Estonia have already joined CERN as Associate Member States, the ILO for them are already in place and operational. Latvia is in a preparatory state, ready to fill the ILO post upon the respective ascension as CERN Associate Member State.

ILO is a very important post and must not be underestimated. They must be proactive and are vital in helping to identify relevant companies in their respective countries for the participation in CERN procurement processes.

The CBG industry group has a supplementary role for CERN-relevant industry engagement in the Baltic states and operates in close collaboration with the existing and future ILOs of the Baltic states. It fulfills the role of an organizational body tasked with coordinating the industry engagement with CERN on a regional level.

Main objectives of the group are:

  • Identification of the best avenues for maximizing the return for local industries from participation in the CERN procurement processes.
  • Identification of the appropriate industry partners for collaboration in research activities in the fields of high-energy physics and accelerator technologies;
  • Aiding the networking between the relevant industries in the three Baltic states and facilitating the collaboration on appropriate projects.

Several industry-related events have already been organised for the business in Latvia, where the cooperation and technological opportunities have been discussed in detail.


Adomas Jelinskas, Project consultant at Lithuanian Innovation Centre, CERN ILO in Lithuania.
Mokslininku str. 6A
LT-08412 Vilnius, Lithuania
+370 65519090



Robert Aare, Project Manager (CERN), 
Innovation Trade and Innovation Centre Enterprise Estonia
Lasnamäe 2, 11412 Tallinn 
+372 5873 7762



Alise Pīka-Ozola
Latvian office for Innovation & Technology in Switzerland
Latvia’s Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) at CERN
2 Pērses Street, Rīga, LV-1442, Latvia
+371 67039400
+371 28893328