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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.

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Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

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...

De­tec­tor mea­sures cos­mic ra­di­a­tion on the Zugspitze | DLR German Aerospace Center

(Germany / English) Timepix3 was developed to detect elementary particles at CERN. It was then...

What measures can be taken to reduce the spread of aerosols in schools? | RTS

(Switzerland / French) This question is answered by a team of researchers from the Institute of...

Robotic computed tomography – removing NDT barriers for composites| CompositesWorld

(United States / English) Radalytica uses collaborative robots, ultra-sensitive X-ray photon...

A look back at the very first website ever launched, 30 years later| NPR

(United States / English) The first website contained information about the World Wide Web Project...

Three startups compete for Swiss BIC of CERN Technologies’ prize |

(Switzerland / English) Swiss Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies has selected...