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CERN is publicly funded by its 23 Member States and Associate Member States. Find out below about how this investment creates a positive impact on society.

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Orvium is a new openly accessible platform that aims to revolutionise academic paper review and publishing, using technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and Zenodo, CERN’s digital repository service based on INVENIO.
The latest example is The Madonna and Child, a painting on canvas from a private collection. In 2020, the Czech start-up InsightART successfully helped attribute the painting to the Renaissance master Raphael, using RToo, a state-of-the-art robotic X-ray scanner.
During 2016, the construction of the 750 MHz Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) was successfully completed.
In September 2020, CERN and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) announced their collaboration on an innovative facility that will use CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) accelerator technology.
CERN patented Gas Electron Multiplier updated for use in hadron therapy and radiotherapy.
Developing standards for activated material characterisation would not only improve the safe handling of these materials, but also help unclutter storage facilities by removing materials that can be recycled.
A new Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor, originally developed to upgrade the ALICE inner tracking system during the second long shutdown of LHC, is on its way to Bergen University for a very different application – Proton Computed Tomography (Proton CT).
Horizon 2020 project ARIES aims to improve the performance, availability and sustainability of particle accelerators, transferring its benefits and applications to science and society.
In September 2019, CERN, the foundation Commodity Risk Management Expertise Centre (CORMEC) and the Wageningen University signed an agreement to develop new methods for identifying anomalies that can harm the integrity of commodity and financial markets.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

CTU: Radiation detectors are significantly used in space research | ParliamentmniListy.cz

(Czech Republic / Czech) The Institute of Technical and Experimental Physics (ÚTEF) of the Czech...

ADVACAM will help NASA increase the safety of astronauts of the first crewed flight to the Moon since 1972 | Advacam

(Czech Republic / English) ADVACAM will help answer one of the most important questions of space...

Cancer research and CERN: Updates from MEDICIS | Medical News Today

(United kingdom / English) Medical News Today spoke with Prof. Thomas Elias Cocolios, from KU Leuven...

CERN enhances its own technology transfer through new fund | Kooperation International

(Germany / German) With this new fund, the European laboratory aims to bridge the gap between the...

A New Fund at CERN | Geneve Internationale

(Switzerland / English) CERN launches a fund to address global challenges. The ambition is to...

JINR inclinometers launched the new CERN technology transfer fund |Atomic-energy

(Russia / Russian) On March 18, CERN announced the launch of a new Technology Impact Fund. The...

A digital twin of society illuminates its complexity | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

(Netherlands/ English ) A collaboration agreement signed between Statistics Netherlands and CERN –...

Natural from Sittard starts collaboration between CERN and CBS

(Netherlands / English) Han Dols from Sittard has built a bridge between the scientific institute...

Critical step forward for radiotherapy with a new method to treat cancer | Manchester University

(United Kingdom / English) A new research development from The University of Manchester and the...