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:

News

Sparking breakthroughs in radiation protection for spacecraft, aviation and accelerators

The CERN-coordinated and EU-funded RADSAGA project is coming to an end after four years of rewarding research into radiation protection for electronics

Knowledge sharing
08 June, 2021
Knowledge sharing
08 June, 2021

CESP 2021 – Apply to CESP 2021 to develop your start-up ideas

The fourth edition of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme (CESP) is here to welcome master's-level students to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Knowledge sharing
26 May, 2021

Connecting Life Sciences Innovators – Innovate in healthcare with CERN

On 18th March, this online event explored how CERN technology can accelerate innovation in healthcare.

Knowledge sharing
17 May, 2021

Apply now for the Knowledge Transfer fund and Medical Applications budget

The upcoming deadline for knowledge transfer funding opportunities for CERN personnel is 17 May 2021

At CERN
30 April, 2021

How CERN intellectual property helps entrepreneurship

On World Intellectual Property Day 2021, see how intellectual property lies at the core of successful knowledge transfer at CERN

Knowledge sharing
26 April, 2021
Knowledge sharing
26 April, 2021

Scaling up quantum ambitions with CERN

The CERN Knowledge Transfer group has recently been exploring how CERN technology or know-how can help accelerate European quantum ambitions.

Knowledge sharing
23 April, 2021
Knowledge sharing
23 April, 2021

Announcing AIDAinnova: particle detector advancements for future accelerators

AIDAinnova will play a fundamental role in increasing the precision of particle detection for future particle accelerators.

Knowledge sharing
30 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
30 March, 2021

Timepix-based detectors bring particle physics in the classroom

The ADMIRA project uses Timepix-based detectors to help students experiment with particle physics and contributes to transforming STEM education.

Knowledge sharing
29 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
29 March, 2021

CERN launches Technology Impact Fund to address global challenges

First selected project could save lives by providing earlier earthquake alerts

Knowledge sharing
18 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
18 March, 2021

CERN technology to support study of socio-economic inequities, in new collaboration with Statistics Netherlands

The CERN-codeveloped BioDynaMo technology, in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands will perform large-scale data modelling on socio-economic parameters by creating a digital twin of the Netherlands; this can help policymakers combat social inequities

Knowledge sharing
11 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
11 March, 2021

Highlights from the first HSE-KT Innovation Day

On 16 December 2020, the Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Protection (HSE) Unit, in collaboration with the CERN Knowledge Transfer group, successfully held the first HSE-KT Innovation Day.

Knowledge sharing
23 February, 2021
Knowledge sharing
23 February, 2021

Introducing CARA, CERN’s COVID Airborne Risk Assessment tool

CARA, CERN-made software modelling the concentration of viruses in enclosed spaces, will inform space-management decisions on the CERN sites

Knowledge sharing
11 February, 2021
Knowledge sharing
11 February, 2021

Open Source Initiative (OSI) endorses the CERN Open Hardware Licence

On 15 January 2021, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved, as OSI Certified, the CERN Open Hardware License 2.0, a family of licenses that governs the use, copying, modification and distribution of hardware designs.

Knowledge sharing
01 February, 2021
Knowledge sharing
01 February, 2021

The rise of the radiation protection robots

Meet Mario Di Castro, leader of the Mechatronics, Robotics and Operations section, in the last of our Knowledge Transfer spotlight series

Spotlight Series
27 January, 2021
Spotlight Series
27 January, 2021

Materials that matter

We meet Jorge Guardia-Valenzuela, Project Associate in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering group, in this issue of our Knowledge Transfer spotlight series

Spotlight Series
12 January, 2021
Spotlight Series
12 January, 2021

Simulating the spread of COVID-19 with BioDynaMo

Based on CERN’s experience in large-scale computing, BioDynaMo, an open-source computer simulation software, is now available in the European Open Science Cloud to support fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rooted in society

From fraud protection to vaccine production, ROOT’s wide-ranging impact is revealed in a conversation with Axel Naumann as part of our Knowledge Transfer spotlight series

Big Science Sweden helps drive industrial innovation together with the CERN Knowledge Transfer group

Big Science Sweden is developing a Knowledge Transfer Office within Big Science, and is establishing collaboration with the CERN Knowledge Transfer Group. In early November, CERN and Big Science Sweden hosted their first joint event

High Penetration Tests in SPS North Area

Intel’s new Myriad 2 chip underwent tests at the SPS accelerator to simulate conditions experienced in space

30 November, 2020

Knowledge Transfer for the Environment

In September 2020, CERN released its first public Environment Report and included three promising Knowledge Transfer projects with positive application for the environment.