Driving digital innovation with CERN technologies


Digital solutions

Digital technologies drive almost all aspects of modern life: from basic everyday tasks like measuring the distance walked to creating positive socio-economic impact through digital twins of cities.

CERN technologies pose countless possibilities for such innovative digital solutions. The expertise and technological know-how from CERN can also be used in areas beyond high-energy physics like preventing fraud in financial markets, helping autonomous- driving vehicles make faster decisions, art restoration and digital preservation of cultural heritage, and for contributing towards a healthier and more sustainable planet.

…exploring new applications

The potential application areas of CERN technologies are obviously not limited to the ones mentioned above. Have a look at our technology portfolio - maybe any of our technologies could apply to your industry? Or maybe your company could learn from any of CERN’s areas of expertise? 

Find out more about how CERN technologies and know-how have impact across industries:


SuperNode and CERN collaborate on new solutions for renewable energy transmission

The result of this collaboration on superconductivity could greatly improve energy transmission and accelerate the transition to renewable energy

22 April, 2023

New compact accelerator to help preserve heritage artworks

CERN and INFN have developed a compact, transportable accelerator for the non-destructive analysis of historical artifacts and artworks, providing a cheaper, more accessible method of analysing large or fragile items of this nature

Knowledge sharing
18 April, 2023
Knowledge sharing
18 April, 2023

From CERN to Jupiter: Juice embarks on its historic journey

Before embarking on its journey, critical components of ESA’s interplanetary mission were tested in the only facility on Earth capable of replicating Jupiter’s harsh radiative environment

14 April, 2023

The 2022 CERN Knowledge Transfer Highlights report is out

The report highlights a few examples in 2022 of how CERN’s technology and know-how, paired with the expertise of our partners, can drive innovation and progress for the benefit of society as a whole.

21 March, 2023

Terapet SA secures over CHF 2,3 million to bring its first product to market and to accelerate development of new nuclear imaging products

This funding supports the commercialization of Terapet’s first product, Qualγscan and the development of new nuclear imaging products.

17 February, 2023

Colliding particles not cars: CERN's machine learning could help self-driving cars

CERN and software company Zenseact wrap up a joint research project that could allow autonomous-driving cars to make faster decisions, thus helping avoid accidents

Knowledge sharing
25 January, 2023
Knowledge sharing
25 January, 2023

Combining quantum with high-energy physics

Quantum leap CERN QTI head Alberto Di Meglio speaking at the QT4HEP event, supported through CERN openlab and sponsored by Google, IBM and Intel

11 January, 2023

CERN and Airbus partnership on future clean aviation

CERN and Airbus UpNext sign a collaboration agreement to assess the use of superconducting technologies for future low-emission aeroplanes.

Knowledge sharing
01 December, 2022
Knowledge sharing
01 December, 2022

CERN, CHUV and THERYQ join forces for a world first in cancer radiotherapy

CERN, CHUV and THERYQ have signed an agreement for the development of a revolutionary FLASH radiotherapy device

25 November, 2022

Timepix: from CERN’s galleries to the Moon

The renowned Timepix detector celebrates its 10-year anniversary on the International Space Station by flying to the Moon: the chip features in NASA’s future lunar programme

16 November, 2022

Fighting cancer with LIGHT

A novel proton accelerator for cancer treatment, based on CERN technology, is getting ready to receive its first patients in the United Kingdom

11 November, 2022

Quantum deep: delving into quantum technologies at CERN’s QT4HEP conference

The event discussed the latest developments in quantum technologies and identified activities within particle physics and beyond that can most benefit from their application

09 November, 2022

Norway's NTNU students explore commercial opportunities for CERN technologies

Students from the NTNU’s School of Entrepreneurship spent last week exploring the commercial potential of CERN technologies in communications, imaging, aerospace, drug-production or environmental applications.

04 November, 2022

Thirty years of the TERA Foundation

On 15 September 1992, the TERA Foundation was established in Novara, Italy. Exactly 30 years later, a symposium was held at CERN to review its contributions to hadron therapy

29 September, 2022
29 September, 2022

CERN’s partnerships underpin a joined-up innovation pipeline

From equipment procurement to knowledge-transfer initiatives, Giovanni Anelli, Anders Unnervik and Marzena Lapka provide a high-level tour of CERN’s unique research and innovation ecosystem

Knowledge sharing
16 September, 2022
Knowledge sharing
16 September, 2022

Spectroscopic X-ray imaging now certified for medical use

The CERN Workshops on Medical Applications of Spectroscopic X-ray Detectors have been instrumental in advancing spectroscopic X-ray imaging and bringing it from the lab to the clinic

13 August, 2022

CERN tech in space: the first CERN-driven satellite has been successfully launched

With the launch of the CELESTA satellite for radiation monitoring in space, CERN shows its expertise in the field of radiation effects on electronics

15 July, 2022