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Knowledge transfer activities generate networks of people, research institutes, companies through which technical, scientific and managerial expertise is exchanged.

CERN engages in the creation, coordination and participation of knowledge exchange networks. In particular, the Knowledge Transfer group is actively involved in:

EEN - The Enterprise Europe Network

EEN is a EC network helping small business to make the most of the European marketplace. EEN counts close to 600 organisational members, including chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, universities and development agencies.


EIROforum - Forum for European Intergovernmental Research Organisations

EIROforum is a collaboration between eight European intergovernmental scientific research organisations that are responsible for infrastructures and laboratories: CERN, EFDA-JET, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, European XFEL and ILL. It is the mission of EIROforum to combine the resources, facilities and expertise of its member organisations to support European science in reaching its full potential.


ENLIGHT - The European Network for LIGht ion Hadron Therapy

ENLIGHT was set up in 2002 and funded by the EC in order to create a common platform for sharing data, information and best practices. Since 2006, the network continues without funding. Today, ENLIGHT involves more than 300 participants, and is co-ordinated by CERN’s Life Sciences Advisor Manjit Dosanjh.


HEPTech - Leading HEP technologies for industry Technology Transfer opportunities

HEPTech is the high energy physics technology transfer network.


INET - CERN’s interdepartmental Knowledge Transfer network

The INET is a CERN internal network facilitating exchange of information between the KT group and CERN’s departments on knowledge transfer related topics.


KT Forum - CERN’s network of KTOs in the Member States - known as "ENET" until end 2015

The KT Forum brings together CERN’s Knowledge Transfer group and Knowledge Transfer representatives from each Member State.

KT Forum

TTO Circle - European Technology Transfer Offices

The TTO (Technology Transfer Offices) Circle is an initiative of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission aiming at connecting Technology Transfer Offices of large European public research organisations.

TTO Circle