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

The High Energy Ventilator (HEV), first prototyped in March 2020 by a team of physicists from the LHCb collaboration, was designed as a fully functional, high-quality medical ventilator for use in and out of intensive care units.
As part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team led by physicists and engineers from the LHCb collaboration has proposed a design for a novel ventilator.

The Hyperloop competition, intiated by SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk, sets the challenge of devising a pod-like transportation system travelling at sonic or even ultrasonic speeds in high-vacuum tubes over several hundreds of kilometres - reducing travel times from hours to minutes.

IGLUNA is an educational project aimed at investigating the realisation of a human habitat on the moon. 18 student teams from all over Europe, built several technology demonstrators for this habitat.
A2O Innovation Solutions is a start-up providing technologies for weight reduction, operational efficiency and CO2 emission reduction mainly targeted at the transport sector.
CERN signed a knowledge transfer agreement with the company ETM, a 100% owned subsidiary of Siemens AG.
CERN started manufacturing face masks and shields early on during the pandemic.
The following CERN irradiation facilities will be part of CERN-ESA protocol on radiation testing: IRRAD, CERF, n_TOF, and CALLAB.
In March 2018, experts from ESA and IROC Technologies came to perform tests in VESPER.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

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...

CERN enhances its own technology transfer through new fund | Kooperation International

(Germany / German) With this new fund, the European laboratory aims to bridge the gap between the...

A New Fund at CERN | Geneve Internationale

(Switzerland / English) CERN launches a fund to address global challenges. The ambition is to...

JINR inclinometers launched the new CERN technology transfer fund |Atomic-energy

(Russia / Russian) On March 18, CERN announced the launch of a new Technology Impact Fund. The...

A digital twin of society illuminates its complexity | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

(Netherlands/ English ) A collaboration agreement signed between Statistics Netherlands and CERN –...