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CERN's TimePix3 chip will be used on third license by ASI for devices in X-ray imaging, electron microscopy to particle track reconstruction.
TIM, the Train Inspection Monorail, is a mini vehicle autonomously monitoring the 27-km long LHC tunnel.
Initially developed for use by CERN's radiation protection group and the fire brigade, CERN's B-RAD portable radiation survey meter uses innovative solutions based on silicon photomultipliers to continue operating in the presence of high magnetic fields.
BAQ, a startup using CERN technologies, tackles radon in buildings.
In 2020, the Institute of Global Health (University of Geneva) joined the BioDynaMo collaboration to implement a COVID-19 localised spreading model.
A portable RFQ acclerator expects to open up for new possibilities in art studies.
Two other projects initiated with the support of the CERN Medical Applications budget were quickly adapted to COVID-19 research: CAFEIN and MARCHESE.
The start-up Camstech Ltd joined the STFC-CERN Business Incubation Centre in 2016.
CELESTA stands for CERN Latchup Experiments Student sAtellite and will be the first CERN-driven microsatellite.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

ABB and CERN in new innovation partnership | Big Science Sweden

(Sweden / English) The partnership will use data insight and expertise to reduce the energy...

Scientific research cooperation: Why collaborate in science? Benefits and examples | UNESCO

(UNESCO/English) The need for a stronger scientific collaboration It was one of the longest-standing...

Le Cern lance un programme d’innovations contre le changement climatique | Poc Media

(France / French) Les recherches menées au CERN relèvent parfois presque de la science-fiction...

Dutch universities join forces with CERN | De Telegraaf

(Netherlands / Dutch) Dutch universities join forces with CERN

World Wide Web named by MSN as one of top 10 inventions that changed the world | MSN

(English) MSN has announced a ranking of the "top 10 inventions that changed the world", with the...

PlanetWatch launches new partnership with the Amalfi Coast Tourist District | PlanetWatch

(Italy / Italian) PlanetWatch, a CERN spinoff specialising in environmental monitoring, has...

Arranobox makes it easier for companies to search for internal information in half the time | SPRI

(Spain / Spanish) The project developed by Laubor Technologies makes it possible to index...

PlanetWatch Announces New Partnership With Leading Climate Marketplace ClimateTrade | Business Insider

(English) PlanetWatch, the world's first decentralised indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring...

Terabee announces new capital increase | Terabee

The Terabee startup, a CERN Technology Partner, has raised €1.27m and is looking at its funding...