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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.

Success stories

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.
The collaboration agreement between CERN and ESA, signed in July 2019, addresses the challenge of operating in harsh radiation environments found in both particle-physics facilities and outer space.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

Large Hadron Collider Tech Might Help Self-Driving Cars "See" the Road | MSN Auto

Athree-year study between Volvo’s autonomous software arm and the Large Hadron Collider in Europe...

HDMS - High Temperature Superconducting Magnet for Space -Workshop on the results and future perspectives | Italian Space Agency

(Italy/Italian) Il progetto HDMS è stato sottoscritto nell’alveo del Framework Collaboration...

How do you kill hard-to-reach tumors? Particle physics is on the case | National Geographic

(USA/English) High-energy electron beams may be able to kill tumors 10 times deeper than current...

L’étonnante alliance d’Airbus avec le Cern, pour explorer la supraconductivité | L'Usine Nouvelle

(France / French) Airbus a décidé de s’associer avec le Cern, l’un des plus grands laboratoires de...

CERN bets on particle accelerators to zap hard-to-reach tumours and treat the worst forms of cancer |

(Europe/English) As the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, the European Organization for...

The extraordinary particle collider that will help us understand the origin of the universe

(Spain/Spanish) Article from National Geographic Spain highlighting CERN's work and its impact on...

CSEM to develop 3D printed pipes with embedded sensors | 3D Printing Media Network

(UK/ English) CSEM is coordinating a high-profile EU-funded project to enhance the performance of...

Interview of Giovanni Anelli, KT Group Leader | Aspects

(France / French) Interview with Giovanni Anelli, Group Leader of the Knowledge Transfer group at...

Radiation, a major challenge to space exploration

(France / French) The protection of the astronauts against radiation is one of the main challenges...