Photowalk 2015 - Andrew Hara
Behind-the-scenes at Linac4, a linear accelerator under construction. It is the future starting point of the proton beams circulating in the Large Hadron Collider. (Image: CERN)


Working without environmental sustainability is not a choice. The global environmental situation demands that we quickly need to find new tools and techniques to help us move our businesses towards greater sustainability whilst remaining globally competitive. 

On 30 September 2021, CERN and STFC are organising a virtual event for British companies with an ambition to impact environmental sustainability. Participation is by invitation only.  

The event will bring together the sharpest minds from the world of cutting-edge technology and frontier science at CERN and STFC and the innovation and expertise of UK industry to: 

  • Articulate the challenges faced by UK industry, both small and large, in driving towards environmental sustainability and showcase new and innovative UK technologies in this area 
  • Discuss how the resources, technologies and capabilities within the wider CERN community could contribute towards the drive for environmental sustainability
  • Explore the potential for collaboration and innovation between CERN and UK businesses in the realm of environmental sustainability 

Deadline to register: 8 September 2021

There will be an opportunity for UK businesses to have one-to-one meetings with CERN technical experts following the event.



UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is the largest public funder of research and innovation in the UK. UKRI’s mission is to convene, catalyse and invest in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system that connects discovery to prosperity and public good.  

UKRI brings together nine disciplinary research councils, one of which is the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), which supports research in astronomy, physics, space science and operates world-class research facilities for the UK. STFC is responsible for the coordination of the UK’s involvement in CERN, through which the UK secures far-reaching benefits including participation in world-leading scientific programmes and international collaboration networks, knowledge transfer, commercial contracts, and training and employment opportunities.  Read more at 


Physicists and engineers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

CERN’s mission is: to provide a unique range of particle accelerators that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge, to perform world-class research in fundamental physics, to unite people from all over the world, and to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all.

CERN technologies, and the human expertise associated with them translate into positive impact on society in many different fields. They can help you solve your challenges in multiple areas like aerospace, medical & biomedical, industry 4.0, cultural heritage, safety and towards a better planet. CERN’s Knowledge Transfer group engages with experts in science, technology and industry in order to create opportunities for the transfer of CERN’s technology and know-how.


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For general questions related to the event, please contact

Aurelie Pezous 

Richard Farrow 

For questions related to event registration, please contact

Helen Dixon-Altaber

Tel: +41227678632