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

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In March 2018, experts from ESA and IROC Technologies came to perform tests in VESPER.
Kryolize is a software tool for sizing relief valves that protect against overpressure, and benefits from funding from the CERN Knowledge Transfer Fund.
LG Display get license for CERN middleware software
A project to renew the emergency lighting systems within the LHC, and other tunnels of CERN's accelerator complex, has resulted in an innovative design for a radiation resistant power supply.
The brilliant light produced by synchrotron light sources has opened up new possibilities for the detailed scientific analysis of cultural artefacts.
ntellectual property (IP) lies at the core of successful knowledge transfer at CERN, allowing CERN to manage scientific and technological developments for maximum impact in society. One example is the CERN Open Hardware Licence (OHL).
The expertise of the CERN specialists continues to be an important source of knowledge for the work of the MedAustron experts.
ADVACAM – a company using CERN Medipix technology - developed a new range of X-ray imaging cameras optimised for composite material testing.
CERN's Large Metrology section consulting on metrology technology.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

The First 3D Color X-Rays | Tom Scott

(English) At the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, the team at Mars Bioimaging...

CERN reveals itself to the world | Le Temps

(Switzerland / French) Le centre européen de recherche en physique des particules, qui a donné...

How the CERN physics lab is supercharging European startups | Sifted

(English) The world's biggest physics lab runs startup accelerators all over Europe. But turning...

Technologies emerging from CERN | Globes

(Israel / Hebrew) עתיד מאיץ החלקיקים הגדול בעולם (CERN) נמצא כיום בצומת דרכים, ואירופה צריכה להחליט...

Terabee, modular captors for drones | Les Echos

(France / French) La start-up française a développé sa technologie de capteurs intelligents grâce à...

Radiation Detector Used on Space Station Can Help Sniff Out Forged Paintings | Space.com

(English) Technology developed at CERN and flown on the International Space Station is now at work...

These 7 CERN spin-offs show the project isn't just theoretical | Interesting Engineering

(English) These 7 CERN spin-offs show the project isn't just theoretical.

CERN: spécificités du transfert de connaissances et de technologies | Entreprise Romande

(Switzerland / French) CERN: spécificités du transfert de connaissances et de technologies

Le CERN veut faciliter le transfert de technologie | Le Dauphiné Libéré

(France / French) Le CERN veut faciliter le transfert de technologie