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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.

Physics drives ongoing developments in proton therapy |Physics World

(English) The ProBE (Proton Boosting Extension for imaging and therapy) linac – a joint project...

CERN tech in MedTech | Fondation pour Genève

(Switzerland / French) CERN researchers are developing cutting-edge technologies which may find...

CERN's contribution to physics-based medical technologies | Global Innovation Index

(English) CERN's contribution to physics-based medical technologies.

New spectral CT tech reveals bone microfractures in color | DOTmed.com

(English) Research for the technology was conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign...

Three Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences cooperate with CERN | noe.ORF.at

(Austria / German) Studierende der drei niederösterreichischen Fachhochschulen (FH) St. Pölten, Wr...

New X-ray technology could revolutionize how doctors identify abnormalities | ScienceDaily

(English) Using ground-breaking technology, researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore...

From Fundamental CERN Technology to Innovative Startups | TW.nl

(Netherlands / Dutch) Bij het Europese onderzoeksinstituut CERN proberen fysici fundamentele...

From CERN to future digital identity concepts and cryptography | Bundesdruckerei

(Germany / German) Bundesdruckerei works with CERN on future digital identity concepts and...

Physics worth more to EU economy than retail and financial services | Science|Business

(English) Anais Rassat of CERN’s knowledge transfer office said CERN encourages its staff to develop...