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CERN's expertise builds broadly on three technical fields: accelerators, detectors and computing. Behind these three pillars of technology, lies a great number of areas of expertise: from cryogenics to ultra-high vacuums, from particle tracking and radiation monitoring to superconductivity and many more. These technologies, and the human expertise associated with them, translate into positive impact on society in many different fields.

Application fields of CERN technologies and know-how

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VZLUSAT-1 is a technological nanosatellite for in-orbit demonstration of new technologies and products.
The CernVM File System was developed to assist high-energy physics collaborations to deploy software on the worldwide-distributed computing infrastructure used to run data processing applications.
The European Synchotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) aquires Power Converters to power their magnets
CERN developed a new multiple memory system (MMS), which solves this problem and increseses the reliability of a programmable system located in harsh environments.
The CERN Robotics Software is used to manage autonomous movement, which allows a modular robotics platform to perform sophisticated tasks.
In 2018, the start-up SAFETYN SaS joined InnoGEX, the French BIC of CERN technologies.
G-RAY is a Swiss private company focused on the development and commercialisation of particle detectors and related services for medical imaging.
The start-up Terabee started off providing aerial inspections and imaging services by deploying drones.
Zenuity, a company developing software solutions for automotive safety and autonomous driving (AD), has become the first to team up with CERN in the fields of fast machine learning.