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.

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 –...

Natural from Sittard starts collaboration between CERN and CBS

(Netherlands / English) Han Dols from Sittard has built a bridge between the scientific institute...

Critical step forward for radiotherapy with a new method to treat cancer | Manchester University

(United Kingdom / English) A new research development from The University of Manchester and the...

Guiding inventions from lab to market | Physics Today

(USA / English) A career in technology transfer requires skills in multitasking, communicating, and...

The CERN Open Hardware License has been approved by OSI | 3DNews

(Russia / Russian) The non-profit organization OSI (Open Source Intitiative) has approved the second...