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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.

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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).
CERN software used for applied research in pharmaceuticals, IT networks analytics, neurology and mapping the educational space.
How can you tell the difference between a masterpiece and a masterful forgery? A project between CERN and INFN is expected to open up new possibilities to answer this question.
The CERN group of the Crystal Clear Collaboration is developing new fast detector prototypes for use in both high-energy physics experiments and medical imaging.
The CYCLADS project aims to design an innovative High Power Cyclotron as part of Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS), for novel nuclear waste management applications.
The CERN openlab project BioDynaMo aims to establish a high-performance, general-purpose platform, through which life scientists can easily create, run, and visualise three-dimensional biological simulations.
MAGICS Instruments receives license for CERN developed DC/DC converter chip.
Since 2014, the Electrical Power Converters group at CERN has been developing compatibility software to allow its power converter digital controls to be integrated into the more commonly used controls frameworks TANGO and EPICS.
The Knowledge Transfer group at CERN initiated a pilot programme in collaboration with the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), with the purpose of exploring how cutting-edge Israeli companies and institutes can embrace specific CERN technologies and know-how to fuel innovation and drive positive impact in society.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

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...

The First Czech Product Will Reach the Moon | Prague

Czech company ADVACAM will help answer one of the most important questions of space travel: “How to...

CHUV and ISREC Foundation announce a donation of 25 million Swiss francs to extend FLASH radiotherapy treatment to all types of cancer | CHUV

(Switzerland / French) The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and the ISREC Foundation announce...

PlanetWatch, a decentralized environmental monitoring pioneer, announces a major transatlantic partnership | PlanetWatch

(Italy / English & French) PlanetWatch, a French company which decentralizes and incentivizes...

PlanetWatch form a partnership at the intersection of blockchain and IoT | CoinTelegraph

(English) PlanetWatch, a company that measures air quality and EMRIT, one that provides IoT internet...

CTU: Radiation detectors are significantly used in space research |

(Czech Republic / Czech) The Institute of Technical and Experimental Physics (ÚTEF) of the Czech...

ADVACAM will help NASA increase the safety of astronauts of the first crewed flight to the Moon since 1972 | Advacam

(Czech Republic / English) ADVACAM will help answer one of the most important questions of space...

Cancer research and CERN: Updates from MEDICIS | Medical News Today

(United kingdom / English) Medical News Today spoke with Prof. Thomas Elias Cocolios, from KU Leuven...