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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 November 2018, an ESA-led team came to CERN to test many space components with one of the most energetic radiation beams available on earth: the lead-ion beam delivered by CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator.
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.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

For the first time, an AI [tested at CERN] processes data from orbit | ICTjournal

(Switzerland / French) Embarquée dans le micro-satellite PhiSat-1, Intel Movidius Myriad 2 Vision...

Proud of Accent Inkubator Joining the Network as Certified EU|BIC | ebn.eu

(Belgium / English) A ‘tough tech business incubator’ and spin-off expert for academic R&D, defining...

CERN artwork authentication technology wins ArtTech award | Heidi.news

(Switzerland / French) The public chose InsightArt for the ArtTech Foundation's CHF 20,000 prize.

Revolution in Healthcare: How robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are improving the profession | Bilan

(Switzerland / English) Bilan, in partnership with BioAlps, publishes every two years the Technology...

CERN is developing an accelerator for cancer treatment | RTRS

(Russia / Russian) Европска организација за нуклеарна истраживања (ЦЕРН) довршила је први модул...

CERN's COVID-19 Testimonial | BioAlps

(Switzerland / English) The following article is part of BioAlps’ testimonial series and was written...

Particle accelerators and fight against cancer: FLASH radiotherapy | Le Scienze

(Italy / Italian) Il CERN di Ginevra e l'Ospedale universitario di Losanna hanno progettato un nuovo...

With a small help from CERN, a painting has been attributed to Raphaël | Le Temps

(Switzerland / French) Un scanner aux rayons X basé sur une technologie initialement développée pour...

New report shows benefits to the UK of CERN membership | Science and Technology Facilities Council

(United Kingdom / English) Commissioned by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)...