For the General Public

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

FastIC project catching the attention of the Medical Imaging industry.
A team of experts from CERN shared their expertise on machine learning with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business unit of Sanofi, a global life sciences company.
In March 2020, a working group was established by CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti as a response to the wealth of ideas and proposals put forward by the CERN community in contribution to the global fight against COVID-19
2019 saw the official launch of the Next Ion Medical Machine Study (NIMMS), an umbrella R&D programme for – both existing and new – CERN accelerator technologies linked to heavy-ion therapy.
Sharing software and codes in big data environments is a challenge. To do this efficiently researchers at CERN have developed a system called CernVM-FS, for CERN Virtual Machine File System, which is currently used in high-energy physics experiments to distribute about 350 million files.
CERN-MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) is a unique facility designed to produce unconventional radioisotopes with the right properties to enhance the precision of both patient imaging and treatment.
The initial collaboration has now become an international initiative called Circular Health, looking at both technical and data governance aspects.
The National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO) in Pavia, Italy, is a facility offering advanced therapy to fight cancer and one of only five centres in the world treating with both protons and carbon ions.
In 2020, CERN signed three new agreements with CNAO, the National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (Italy) and with EBG-MedAustron, the company responsible for the construction and operation of MedAustron cancer treatment and research centre (Austria).

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

CERN and ABB to make laboratories more sustainable | SwissTrade

(Switzerland / English) The European research institute CERN and technology company ABB have entered...

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...