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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.
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.

New Gantry Design Uses CERN Magnet Technology in Innovative Cancer Treatment | Cryogenic Society of America

(English) New Gantry Design Uses CERN Magnet Technology in Innovative Cancer Treatment. Vol. 35, No...

From particle accelerator to innovations for daily life | BNR

(Netherlands / Dutch) De deeltjesversneller van CERN kent iedereen, maar dat de experimenten die...

CERN and ESA join forces in harsh environments | CERN Courier

(English) Strengthening connections between particle physics and related disciplines, CERN signed a...

CERN start-up develops a scanner for the security sector | Clubic

(France / French) Une start-up du célèbre CERN, baptisée Dynaxion, est en train de développer un...

Jupiter’s magnetic field simulated on Earth using CERN high-energy electron beam | Digital Trends

(English) To see how the JUICE hardware will handle this radiation, the ESA has borrowed the world’s...

The Nikhef spin-off Amsterdam Scientific Instruments raises funding | Link Magazine

(Netherlands / Dutch) Deze spin-off van Nikhef ontwikkelt cutting-edge camera’s voor...

INFN and CERN create Machina, a particle accelerator that inspects art works | Corriere della Sera

(Italy / Italian) Il “cannone” portatile che svela i segreti dell’arte

CERN inspires budding entrepreneurs to think outside the box | swissinfo.ch

(Switzerland / English) CERN inspires budding entrepreneurs to think outside the box.

X-ray images in full colour | Nature Reviews Physics

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