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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.

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...

CondenZero and Lumiphase enter Swiss BIC of CERN incubator | Startupticker.ch

(Switzerland / English) The Swiss Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies at Park...

Additively manufactured copper components for linear accelerator | IDW- Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

(Germany/English) A new generation of particle accelerators aims at taking cancer therapy, drug...

PRISMAP consortium to fast track nuclear medicine research | Physics World Online

(English) How can PRISMAP help? PRISMAP aims to produce, develop and disseminate a range of novel...

Using BioDynaMo to Study Virus Spread in Closed Environments | BioDynamo

(Switzerland/English) Viral contamination between individuals is enlarged in closed environments...

PRISMAP - Substantial change to the European landscape for novel and emerging medical radionuclides | PRISMAP

(English) Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising...

CERN and Life Sciences in Western Switzerland and worldwide | BioAlps

(Switzerland / English) BioAlps, the Regional Innovation System of Western Switzerland, features...