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VZLUSAT-1 is a technological nanosatellite for in-orbit demonstration of new technologies and products.
The CernVM File System was developed to assist high-energy physics collaborations to deploy software on the worldwide-distributed computing infrastructure used to run data processing applications.
The European Synchotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) aquires Power Converters to power their magnets
CERN developed a new multiple memory system (MMS), which solves this problem and increseses the reliability of a programmable system located in harsh environments.
The CERN Robotics Software is used to manage autonomous movement, which allows a modular robotics platform to perform sophisticated tasks.
In 2018, the start-up SAFETYN SaS joined InnoGEX, the French BIC of CERN technologies.
G-RAY is a Swiss private company focused on the development and commercialisation of particle detectors and related services for medical imaging.
The start-up Terabee started off providing aerial inspections and imaging services by deploying drones.
Zenuity, a company developing software solutions for automotive safety and autonomous driving (AD), has become the first to team up with CERN in the fields of fast machine learning.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

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...

CERN reveals itself to the world | Le Temps

(Switzerland / French) Le centre européen de recherche en physique des particules, qui a donné...

How the CERN physics lab is supercharging European startups | Sifted

(English) The world's biggest physics lab runs startup accelerators all over Europe. But turning...

Technologies emerging from CERN | Globes

(Israel / Hebrew) עתיד מאיץ החלקיקים הגדול בעולם (CERN) נמצא כיום בצומת דרכים, ואירופה צריכה להחליט...

Terabee, modular captors for drones | Les Echos

(France / French) La start-up française a développé sa technologie de capteurs intelligents grâce à...

Radiation Detector Used on Space Station Can Help Sniff Out Forged Paintings |

(English) Technology developed at CERN and flown on the International Space Station is now at work...

These 7 CERN spin-offs show the project isn't just theoretical | Interesting Engineering

(English) These 7 CERN spin-offs show the project isn't just theoretical.

CERN: spécificités du transfert de connaissances et de technologies | Entreprise Romande

(Switzerland / French) CERN: spécificités du transfert de connaissances et de technologies