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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 start-up 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.

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...

Guiding inventions from lab to market | Physics Today

(USA / English) A career in technology transfer requires skills in multitasking, communicating, and...

The CERN Open Hardware License has been approved by OSI | 3DNews

(Russia / Russian) The non-profit organization OSI (Open Source Intitiative) has approved the second...

Terapet awarded CHF 1,5 million funds | Terapet

(Switzerland / English) Terapet together with their world class R&D partners (CERN, Karolinska...

What art hides and technology uncovers: science is allowing us to discover secrets of great works (and rescue them) |

(Spain / Spanish) The five centuries that he has been buried under the Pantheon of Agrippa, in Rome...

International partnerships research global impact of COVID-19 |

(United Kingdom / English) Many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries will be...

Orvium becomes CERN's Spin-Off | Orvium

(English / Spain) Orvium is pleased to announce a new collaboration agreement with the European...