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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.
Intellectual 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.

COVID-19: the Milan Mechanical Ventilator (MVM) project is certified by FDA | INFN

(Italy / Italian) Il Milano Ventilatore Meccanico (MVM), l’innovativo dispositivo per la...

Cost-effective proton therapy | Healthcare in London: Third Edition

(United Kingdom / English) Current proton therapy systems, where protons are accelerated in a...

The Director General of CERN Fabiola Gianotti talks about the fight against the pandemic | La 7

(Italy / Italian) The Director General of CERN Fabiola Gianotti talks about the fight against the...

Physicists design simplified ventilator | University of Massachusetts Amherst

(English) Physicists in Italy, Canada and U.S. design simplified ventilator adaptable to local...

Antimatter Physicists Designed a Ventilator for Coronavirus Patients | VICE

(English) Particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider are joining the fight against Covid-19...

CERN Creating 'Stripped-down' Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients | Newsweek

(United States / English) Known as the High Energy Ventilator, or HEV, the device could be used to...

CERN physics lab developing basic COVID-19 ventilator | Phys.org

(English) Physics experts are working at Europe's CERN lab to create a basic ventilator for mild...

High-energy particle physicists figured out video conferencing a long time ago | QUARTZ

(English) Since the mid-2000s, the physicists at CERN have used a videoconferencing platform they...

NovPower and PlanetWatch: Two new companies integrated in the InnoGex incubator | Le Pays Gessien

(France / French) Les deux nouvelles entreprises disposeront de locaux dans l’incubateur InnoGex, au...