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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.

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.

X-ray images in full colour | Nature Reviews Physics

(English) Detector technologies developed at CERN can produce stunning colour X-ray computed...

How Particle Physics Research at CERN contributed to Medical Innovation’ | U.S. News

(English) WIPO has published the 12th edition of its Global Innovation Index. CERN has contributed...

A large cohort joins the “Swiss BIC of CERN Technologies” startup competition | startupticker.ch

(Switzerland / English) Six startups have been selected to join the Phase II of the Swiss Business...

In Zermatt, students test solutions for living on the moon | Radio Télévision Suisse

(Switzerland / Français) Première collaboration entre des universités et l'ESA, le projet Igluna...

CERN start-up announced as finalist in $1.55M challenge for new solutions to detect opioids in international mail | White House (Press Release)

(United States / English) 8 Finalists Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect...

Medipix Meeting Report | Česká televize

(Czechia / Czech) Medipix Meeting Report (Prague)

First 3D colour X-rays reveal human body in stunning detail | The Sun

(United Kingdom / English) First 3D colour X-rays reveal human body in stunning detail – and could...

How fundamental science research is helping to transform the world around us | New Electronics

(English) The symposium - “Particle Colliders – Accelerating Innovation” - was co-hosted by the...

The First 3D Color X-Rays | Tom Scott

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